Terms of use

The Federal Science Policy Office (“Belspo”) provides information through this website on its organisation, its field of activity and the areas in which it holds authority.

By continuing to browse or using this website in any way, you expressly agree to the Terms of use set out below.

Nature of the information provided

The site gives simple, fast and user-friendly access to all the information and services offered online. The information on the site is organised into major themes.
Among other things, it offers:

  • a presentation of the Federal Science Policy
  • thematic pages
  • news, catalogs of publications, vacancies, services, links to our different websites, ...

We have tried to make our site accessible to as many people as possible. All texts are available in French, Dutch and English.


Belspo strives to present up-to-date information but cannot guarantee its completeness or exclude the possibility that incorrect information may appear on this website.

The information available on this website is of a general nature. It is not intended to cover personal or specific situations, and therefore cannot be considered to constitute personal, professional or legal advice for the user.

If the provided information contains errors or if technical errors occur, Belspo will do its utmost to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

Belspo cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damage caused as a result of using the website or the information available on this website. Nor can Belspo be held liable for direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of hyperlinks to other websites on this website, over which the Belspo has no control, neither from a technical nor from a content point of view.

Intellectual property

Unless otherwise stated, the information on this website is free of rights and may be used for private, association, scientific and commercial purposes. The federal government does, however, recommend stating the source and date of the information that is reused.

Where prior authorisation is required, or where specific conditions are necessary, re-use restrictions are explicitly mentioned. The re-use of multimedia content (photographs, images, sound, videos, etc.), including the content contained in downloadable documents (brochures, etc.), is always subject to prior approval.

More information on access to and re-use of government information can be found at or .

Protection of personal data

Belspo complies with the legislation on the processing of personal data. For more information, read our privacy statement.

Applicable law and applicable courts 

By using this website you agree that the courts and tribunals of Brussels have sole jurisdiction in the event of a dispute and that Belgian law is applicable.


Our contact details are available from the website. If you have any questions and/or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Belspo reserves the right to amend these Terms of use. Therefore, users are invited to re-read this information from time to time in order to be informed of any changes.