Internal restructuring
Région Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijke Gewest;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Motion Picture, Video And Television Programme Production, Sound Recording And Music Publishing Activities
59 - Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities

166 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 April 2022
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2025


VRT, the Flemish public broadcasting network has announced it will undertake significant restructuring plans in the near future. In total this plan will lead to fire 116 people and not replace 50 employees who change jobs or retire. The company management states that this plan is needed to succeed in a "multimedial growth jump" within a "financially difficult framework". By 2025 the public broadcasting network will receive €25 million less subsidies, which is the main reasoning behind the austerity measures, in addition to rising costs and inflation. 

An employment guarantee for all employees is agreed upon with the trade unions until the end of this year. It is stated that 80% of the 116 redundancies will take place in 2023.



Eurofound (2022), VRT, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 106748, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106748.