The National Contact Points are support structures established by Member States and Associated Countries (AC) and recognized by the European Commission to help participants to access the different opportunities in the Horizon Europe programme and Digital Europe programme.
NCPs provide on the ground advice to potential applicants and beneficiaries, through the project life cycle, in a manner that would be impossible for the Commission and its Agencies acting alone.
In Belgium NCPs have been established per region. NCP Flanders provides free of charge information and advice to all stakeholders located in Flanders (enterprises, institutes, non-profit-organisations, universities, university colleges,...) and to all Flemish public institutions located anywhere in Belgium. NCP Flanders is a cooperation between the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), and Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO).
NCP Flanders can help to:
Are you a staff member of a university, university of applied science or research organisation based in Flanders?
Several Flemish institutes and organisations offer support services for European funding for research and innovation, also known as European Liaison offices. Your organisation might have such an office in place, which is your first contact point. You can consult a (non-exhaustive) list with the necessary contact information here.
Are you a Belgian stakeholder not located in Flanders?
Since in Belgium NCP services are regionalised, there are 4 other NCP organisations responsible for other stakeholder groups:
Related link: Looking for someone specific? Check the most up-to-date list of European Horizon Europe NCP advisors or of European Digital Europe NCP advisors on the Funding and Tenders Portal of the Commission.
To promote equal and consistent support, the Commission has set out a common reference for NCPs in all participating countries. Find the common reference for Horizon Europe NCPs here .
The ROOT project obtained funding under Horizon 2020 topic ‘EGNSS applications fostering societal resilience and protecting the environment’. The project, which ran from November 2020 to July 2022, aimed to demonstrate the benefit of Galileo OSNMA signal to increase the robustness of critical telecom infrastructures.
The Flanders-based company Septentrio contributed substantially to completing this objective together with the other ROOT partners. The results of the project partially close a gap in the security of telecommunication networks dependent on satellite-derived time, with indirect benefits in curbing illegal attempts to disrupt network services.