1. The mission of the Minister of Regions is to promote and support local and regional economic, social and cultural development while encouraging the communities involved to take responsibility for regional and local development in partnership with the State.
More particularly, the Minister shall endeavour to increase the effectiveness of initiatives aimed at stimulating local and regional development by promoting the harmonization, simplification and accessibility of entrepreneurial support services.
In deciding on any course of action, the Minister shall consider local and regional particularities as well as rural particularities and endeavour to stimulate job creation. The Minister shall act in cooperation with and facilitate the involvement of on-site partners.