Development cooperation

Call for Projects South 2024

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, Ans Persoons.




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 three partner regions (see rules – French / Dutch): City-Province of Kinshasa (DRC), the Region of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (Morocco) and the occupied Palestinian Territory (West Bank and East Jerusalem – the Gaza strip being excluded from the scope of this call).


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 ?


In 2024, a budget of € 655,000 is allocated for this call for projects including € 430,000 disbursed in priority to  projects taking place in the occupied Palestinian Territory.

With this call for projects, the BCR wishes to provide support to a maximum number of projects in the range of €10,000 to €125,000 (see rules for more details – French / Dutch).


How to submit your application ?

To submit your application, please use the new electronic platform for subsidies of Brussels International, available
here in French and here in Dutch).


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A user guide for this platform is available here (French / Dutch).

The call for projects is open from Monday February 5, 2024 until Monday March 18, 2024 included.


Useful documents


The rules of this call for projects are available here (French / Dutch).

The other documents regarding this call for projects are available on the new electronic platform for subsidies of Brussels International (by selecting the call for projects South 2024 in the tab “Subsidy Programmes”).

In order to help you prepare your application, you will find here in French or in Dutch the Word version of the form. Please note! Only applications submitted by March 18, 2024 at 23.59 PM at the latest via the Brussels International’s subsidies platform will be eligible (we won’t analyse any Word document).



Valentin Egon (0490/67.81.82,

Sophie Willaumez (0474/97.84.34,

A face-to-face information session will take place on Thursday February 15 at 2 pm.  Please send an e-mail to to register.