The mission of BELSPO is to organise federal consultation in R&D in order to exchange information relating to policies led by the various Belgian authorities and to determine common stances: IMCSP • CIS-CFS • ICSP.
BELSPO coordinates, with the Communities and Regions, the Belgian participation to the management of european programmes (Horizon Europe • COST • EUREKA), european infrastructure (EMBL• ILL) and covers the Belgian annual contribution to the ESFRI research infrastructures.
BELSPO is responsible for coordinating the preparation and the follow-up for the scientific section of the bilateral agreements for economic, industrial, scientific and technological cooperation which Belgium has concluded with China • Vietnam • India • South Afrika.
The international R&D co-operation was elaborated under different specific schemes and with different organisations. The Belgian Science Policy Office plays the role of coordinator, participant and/or financier for
International networking of the FSI • OECD • UNESCO • ERAfrica • ERANet-LAC.