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BELSPO

Belgian Science Policy Office

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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.

partnership type
EGI Council Participant
partnership Option
Full
country
Belgium
Joined in
2010
Represented consortium

BEgrid (the Belgian Grid for Research)

BEgrid is the computing/data grid infrastructure of the Belgian Grid for Research. Participation to BEgrid is open to researchers.

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Universiteit Antwerpen Universiteit Antwerpen
  • Universiteit Gent Universiteit Gent
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum Vlaamse Supercomputer Centrum
  • Belgian Science Policy Office

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