With authority in the French-speaking region and the bilingual Brussels-Capital region, the French Community of Belgium (named the “Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles”) is one of the three federal communities of Belgium.
It has authority in the fields of Education, Culture, Sport, Youth Assistance, Scientific Research and Legal Advice Centres.
In 2011, it was decided to refer to the French Community of Belgium as the "Wallonia-Brussels Federation". This new title is only used for communications purposes, since the Belgian constitution stipulates that Belgium has three communities, including the French Community.
As it does not receive tax directly, the main source of funding for the French Community of Belgium is the tax revenue collected and paid by the federal authority.
It has a parliament, government and public services that allow it to perform its duties.