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Research programme
"Science for a sustainable development" (SSD)

On 4 March 2005, the Council of Ministers approved the research programme “Science for a Sustainable Development” (2005-2009) for which the federal State and the federated entities concluded a cooperation agreement.

The priority research areas are the following:

  • Energy
  • Transport and mobility
  • Agri-food
  • Health and environment
  • Climate (including Antarctica)
  • Biodiversity (including Antarctica and the North Sea)
  • Atmosphere and terrestrial (including freshwater) and marine ecosystems (including Antarctica and the North Sea).
  • Transversal research: in order to better translate/operationalise the concept of sustainable development, in and between the priority areas, transversal and generic research is necessary.

The research must also take account of the (complexity of the) interactions between the priority research areas.

Within these priority research areas, the Programme encourages the submission of proposals on questions concerning standardisation.

The Belgian Science now launches a fourth call for proposals.

Call for proposals 4

The present call concerns the: "Targeted actions North Sea".
This call will soon published in the Belgian Official Journal.

Closing dates

  • Expression of interest: 19 May 2008
  • Research proposals: 16 June 2008 at 15:30 hour
    (a receipt will be sent to you by e-mail)


Contact persons

  • Secretariat: V. Michiels : +32 (0)2 238 36 13
  • North Sea: David Cox : +32 (0)2 238 34 03

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