Development cooperation

Call for Projects South 2022

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, at the initiative of State Secretary for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Pascal Smet.


The Brussels-Capital Region (BCR) wants to contribute to the implementation of 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.

The projects must be implemented:

  • in an urban or semi-urban context.
  • in one of the BCR’s four partner regions (see rules): Greater Chennai Corporation (India), City-Province of Kinshasa (DRC), Paramaribo District (Suriname), the Region of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (Morocco).

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.

Which support?

With this Call for Projects, the Brussels-Capital Region wishes to provide support to a maximum number of projects in the range of €10,000 to €125,000 (see rules for more details).

How to submit your application?

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

All application files must be submitted by e-mail, in accordance with the stipulations in the rules and on the form. Applications can be submitted from Monday 28 February up to and including Monday 4 April 2022.

Useful documents


Sophie Willaumez (+ 32 (0)2/800 37 40,
Roxane Liénart (+ 32 (0)2/800 34 26,

An online information session/webinar will take place on Thursday 10 March 2022 at 2 pm.  Please send an e-mail to to register.