European programmes

The Federal Science Policy coordinates the Belgian participation to the management of these activities with the Communities and Regions. It undertakes also a number of initiatives to inform the researchers on the presented opportunities.

Horizon 2020
Running from 2014 to 2020 and with a budget of just over €70 billion, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Horizon 2020 provides major simplification through a single set of rules. It combines all research and innovation funding provided in the past through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technical Development, the innovation related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
EUROFED is the service of the National Contact Points (NCPs) of the Belgian federal government. Our aim is to inform federal research institutes and other federal actors about Horizon 2020, the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union.
Read more on the EUROFED website...

GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security)
is a common initiative of the European Commission (EC) and the European Space Agency (ESA) born 10 years ago. Together with GALILEO, the European satellite navigation system, they are both the key elements and flagship initiatives of a European space strategy. GMES aims at providing Europe with an operational information system in the domain of environment and civil security.
Read more on the GMES website...

COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research)
is a framework for scientific and technical cooperation, allowing the coordination of national research on a European level. COST Actions consist of basic and precompetitive research as well as activities of public utility. In most cases it is used to coordinate at European level existing or proposed research programmes.
Read more on the COST-Belgium website...

EUREKA is a European initiative launched in 1985. It aims primarily to stimulate research efforts of enterprises and to develop their innovation capacity. EUREKA assists them in unifying their resources and to collaborate with research institutes for the development of advanced technologies and market oriented products.
Read more on the EUREKA website...

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