The Federal Science Policy coordinates the Belgian participation to European research programmes with the Communities and Regions. It undertakes also a number of initiatives to inform the researchers on the presented opportunities. Through the major research programmes we manage, we also offer the government reliable, validated data, allowing it to take decisions with full knowledge of the facts in areas such as sustainable development, the fight against climate change, biodiversity, energy, health, mobility and the information society.
The Federal Science Policy also co-ordinates the research effort lead by all the country’s authorities and is responsible for introducing our researchers into international research networks. In this sense, it lies at the heart of the Belgian research space and represents a major centre in the European Research Area.
The Federal Science Policy alone represents almost 30% of the entire Belgian public budget in terms of research.