Development cooperation

Call for projects Global and inclusive citizenship 2021

Are you a Belgian civil society organization and do you want to launch a project to raise awareness among young people in Brussels about global and inclusive citizenship?

On the initiative of Pascal Smet, State Secretary for Development Cooperation, Brussels International is currently launching a new call for projects.



The Brussels-Capital Region wants to contribute to the eradication of poverty around the world and is therefore joining efforts with Belgium and the international community to bring about sustainable development and a fairer world. These efforts are part of the new United Nations framework of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Brussels-Capital Region is aware of the increasingly important role of regional and local authorities in development cooperation and is keen to help achieve these objectives. The BCR is therefore launching a call for projects, for the fifth consecutive year, to raise people’s awareness about global and inclusive citizenship in the margin of its development cooperation policy.

This year’s call for projects will focus on SDG 10 “reduced inequalities”.



This call for projects pursues two objectives:

  • To make the North-South inequalities easier to understand for young people in Brussels in order to improve the lives and circumstances of populations in developing countries in particular and in the world in general;
  • To promote actions that have already been completed and/or are currently being implemented by Brussels stakeholders in order to highlight the diversity of Brussels solidarity in the world.


For whom?

The call for projects is open to Belgian civil society organisations (see point 2.1 of the regulations for further information).



With this call for projects, the Brussels-Capital Region wishes to provide support to a maximum number of projects in the range of €5,000 to €25,000.



Please submit your candidacy by using the application form and appending all the requested documents.

You must submit your candidacy by e-mail, in accordance with the stipulations in the regulations and on the form. The call for projects will run from 8 February  until 15 March 2021.


Useful documents



Benoît Spapens (+ 32 (0)2 800 36 79,
Codrat-Alin Teclu (+ 32 (0)2 430 61 57,

An online information session/webinar will take place on Thursday 25 February 2021 at 2 pm. To register, please send an e-mail to