Programmes and projects
44 IAP-research networks, implicating 324 research teams (250 Belgian teams and 74 European partners), are classified in different domains.
The IAP-Phase V Programme is monitored by an “steering committee” which
has an advisory role about the shaping and evolution of the programme.
The composition of this committee is the subject of an agreement between the Federal Government and the Communities:
|President||Mr Ph. Mettens|
|Federal Authority||Mrs N. Henry|
|French-speaking Community||Mr Th. Maudoux|
|Flemish Community||Mr N. Vercruysse
Mr P. Bakema
|Council of rectors of the French-speaking Community (CREF)||Mr B. Coulie (UCL)
Mr A. Lemaître (ULg)
Mr Cl. Truffin
|Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR)||Mr A. De Leenheer (RUG)
Mr R. Bouillon (KUL)
Mr E. Spruyt (UA)
|Foreign experts||Mr Ph. Larédo (France)
Mr A. Rip (The Netherlands)
An IAP is an interuniversity network of scientific teams conducting basic research in any scientific domain.
Each network comprises at least four partners belonging to different Belgian institutions (universities or federal scientific institutions).
Each network includes at least one partner belonging to each of the two main Belgium’s linguistic communities (the Flemish and the French-speaking Community).
The promoter of a university team acts as co-ordinator for the network.
A minimum funding for each network is set at 2.5 million EUR for the 5-year period.
The minimum funding over the five years is set at 800,000 EUR for the coordinators and at 400,000 EUR for the partners.
The networks have the possibility of developing European partnerships with non-Belgian universities or public research institutions in the European Union
The IAP networks are encouraged to establish contacts and synergies with other European research centres, thereby helping to foster a European Research Area.
Opening of the IAP-programme to European partners
Within the sixth phase, the IAP-networks has developed partnerships with non-Belgian universities or public research institutions in the European Union.
A budget of 3,8 million EUR is covering the participation of European research teams.
A total of 74 European partners have been associated to 39 of the 44 IAP-networks.
This collaboration is done on the basis of a 50% co-financing.