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Call for Projects South 2020

Are you a recognised Belgian civil society organisation or a non-profit organisation and do you want to launch a sustainable and inclusive economic development project in a developing country?

Brussels International and are launching a new Call for Projects, on the initiative of State Secretary for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Pascal Smet.


The Brussels-Capital Region (BCR) wants to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations and more specifically to the global eradication of poverty through sustainable and inclusive economic development.


This Call for Projects was created to support sustainable and inclusive economic development projects in developing countries.

  • These projects must be implemented in an urban or semi-urban context.
  • The projects must also be developed in one of the BCR’s four partner regions (see guidelines): Greater Chennai Corporation, City-Province of Kinshasa, Paramaribo District, the Region of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra.

Who is eligible?

The Call for Projects is open to recognised civil society organisations as well as other Belgian non-profit organisations (ASBL/VZW). In the latter case, this includes organisations actively engaged in the field of international solidarity as well as associations focusing on economic development.

What ?

With this Call for Projects, the Brussels-Capital Region aims to support as many projects as possible, with subsidies in the range of €10,000 to €125,000 (see guidelines for more details).

How ?

Submit your application using the application form and send us all the required documents.

All application files must be submitted electronically by e-mail, taking into account the details as stipulated in the guidelines and on the form. The Call for Projects opens on 27th of February. Applications must be submitted by no later than 9 April 2020.



Sophie Willaumez (02/800 37 40,
Codrat-Alin Teclu (02/430 61 57,

An information session will be organised on Tuesday 10 March 2020 in the offices of the Brussels regional public Service (20, Boulevard du Jardin Botanique/Kruidtuinlaan, 1035 Brussels). Please send an e-mail to to register.


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