What we offer you

The Centre for Public Governance at GUBERNA has developed extensive expertise in public governance. As a result, we have become known as a frame of reference and as a high-quality partner for topics related to public governance. For example, we regularly evaluate the board of directors of public organisations, provide tailor-made trainings as well as complete projects in response to specific requests. 

Evaluation of the board Tailor-made trainings Specific requests

Our objectives for 2022

Our partner

  • Deloitte

GUBERNA was the first to translate the principles of corporate governance for the public sector and today still has a unique and all-round expertise in this field. It is an important knowledge centre that does not only offers a range of accessible publications but also offers several handy practical tools and checklists.

Frieda Brepoels - Chair, VRT

Ewout Görtz

Questions? Contact us!

Do you have suggestions, projects or questions about governance in your public organisation? We would like to help you further. 

Ewout Görtz


Important subjects

The subjects are varied and built on the classic governance tripod, the exchange between the board of directors, shareholders and management. The most important challenges are: 

The role of the board of directors in public organisations  (model charter for the board of directors in public organisations (2017))

A practical tool about the independent directors in public organisations (2019): 

The composition and functioning of the board of directors, taking the specifics of the political context into account (research concerning the governance practices of the Flemish, Walloon and Brussels organisations that are active in the public sector) (2015-2016): 

The strategy of the government as a shareholder and their relationship to the board of directors, management and other stakeholders (research reports about the role of the Belgian State as a shareholder and this in comparison to the OESO-recommendations and the best practices in other countries), and drafting a memorandum to the political parties about the State as shareholder. (Official publication on March 20th 2014) 

Publications for Public Governance organisations