As the province's general administrative body, the Provincial Council makes decisions concerning provincial policies. This task is referred to as framework setting. The Provincial Council also supervises the execution of policies implemented by the Provincial Executive.
Council members represent the residents of the province of Utrecht in political matters. Therefore they want to be well informed about everything that happens in the province, so they maintain contact with residents in various ways. Council members regularly plan working visits, attend consultation meetings and participate in public forums.
Provincial Council elections affect both provincial and national politics. The members of the Provincial Council, who are directly elected by the residents of Utrecht, in turn elect the members of the Senate. We call these indirect elections.
If you are interested in what the Provincial Council discusses, visit one of the meetings held in the provincial house. Provincial Council meetingsare open to press and public.