CIS-CFS ("International Co-operation" Commission and "Federal Co-operation" Commission)

The ICC (International Co-operation" Commission) and the FCC ("Federal Co-operation" Commission) are two permanent Commissions of the IMCSP responsible for handling on the administrative level the consultation on matters of interest to the Federal Authority and the Federated Entities, respectively at the international level and at the Belgian level (IMCSP). They are made up of senior officials representing the federal, community and regional authorities.

Legal basis

Concertation groups

The "International Co-operation" Commission (ICC) and the "Federal Co-operation" Commission (FCC) constituted a series of specialised concertation groups. Those of the CIS have been given responsibility for preparing the position of the Belgian delegation in the international meetings, notably the programme committees of the EU framework programme.

Horizon Europe Topics Federal Science Policy responsible
Strategic configuration Including legal and financial aspects related to gender equality, open access and open science, R&I integrity and ethics Marieke Zwartjes
Excellence European Research Council (ERC) &
Actions Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA)
Bernard Delhausse
INFRA Research infrastructures Laurent Ghys
HEALTH Demographic change and well-being Titouan Teunens
SOCIETY Creativity and Inclusive Society Aziz Naji
SECURITY Civil Security for Society Pascale Van Dinter
DIGIN_SPACE Digital, Industry and Space Danielle Coosemans
CLIMENMOB Climate, Energy and Mobility Bart Rymen
ENVIRONMENT Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Bart Rymen
EIC European Innovation Council (EIC) and European Innovation ecosystems  
Widening-ERA Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area Eva Claessen
EIT European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)  

Outside Horizon Europe Topics Federal Science Policy responsible
INTER Extra-Europe R&I co-operation activities under the bilateral and multilateral agreements (Europe and ERA in particular) Brigitte Decadt
CSTP OECD - activities of the Committee for Science & Technology Policy Karl Boosten
COST COST (European cooperation in Science and Technology) is an intergovernmental European framework for international co-operation between nationally funded research activities Pascale Van Dinter
ERA European Research Area - Research & Innovation Eva Claessen
EUREKA Intergovernmental funding initiative for pan-European research and development to reinforce the competitiveness of the European industry Pascale Van Dinter
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Bart Rymen
PARTNERSHIPS European Partnerships on research and innovation between the European Commission and public and/or private partners Max Schravendeel
KNOWLEDGE SECURITY Knowledge security for a responsible international cooperation Brigitte Decadt

FCC Concertation Groups Topics Federal Science Policy responsible
CIS-CFS Open Science Stimulation, interoperability, survey and reporting in the field of Open Access to scientific research results Eric Laureys
CIS-CFS Gender Gender equality in Research and Innovation Elena Phalet
STAT Inventory and statistics in the field of research and experimental development Geert Van Mellaert


Federal, Interfederal and International Coordination