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The ICC and the FCC 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

Co-operation agreements of 14 February 2014 (Belgian Official Journal of 13.06.2014).

Belgian positions papers

Belgian ERA-roadmap

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.

ICC Concertation Groups
Topics Presidency
HORIZONTAL Coherence across the different parts of the programme and cross-cutting issues Margarida Freire
EXCELLENT- SCIENCE European Research Council (ERC), Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Martin Degand
INFRA Research infrastructures Laurent Ghys
Laurence Lenoir
ICT Information and communication technologies (ICT)
Karel Goossens
NANO Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and processing Sophie Peeterbroeck
SME SME's and access to risk finance Caroline de Clock
HEALTH Health, demographic change and well-being Kathleen D'Hondt
BIOECONOMY Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Liselotte De Vos
ENERGY Secure, clean and efficient energy Lut Bollen
TRANSPORT Smart, green and integrated transport Fabrice Quertain
CLIMATE Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Martine Vanderstraeten
SOCIETIES Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies Marc Vanholsbeeck
SECURITY Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens Pascale Van Dinter

Out of H2020 Topics Federal Science Policy responsible
INTER Extra-Europe R&I co-operation activities under the bilateral and multilateral agreements (Europe and ERA in particular) Philippe Desmeth
CPST OECD - activities of Science & Technology Policy Committee Ward Ziarko
COST COST (European cooperation in Science and Technology) is an intergovernmental European framework for international co-operation between nationally funded research activities Lieve Van Daele
GPC Joint programming on European level Martine Vanderstraeten
EUREKA Intergovernmental funding initiative for pan-European research and development to reinforce the competetiveness of the European industry Lieve Van Daele

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

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