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Federal Research Programme Drugs
Call for proposals 2016

The research Programmes department of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO), manages the Federal research programme Drugs.

The research projects funded in this programme support the «Integral and integrated policy on drugs» adopted on 25 January 2010, thereby implementing the Federal policy Note on Drugs of 2001.

This year, 2 topics are retained for the call for proposal.


On 25 January 2010, 21 Ministers (at the federal, regional and community level) adopted a Common Declaration on a Global and Integrated approach on Drugs for Belgium. This new approach embraces not only illegal drugs, but also alcohol, tobacco and psychoactive medication. Research in support of the Belgian drug policy is one of the 5 priorities of the Common Declaration. BELSPO is in charge of managing the research programme on Drugs.

Each year, BELSPO prepares an annual working programme that is used for the call of proposals. It is assisted by the Cell “Research and Scientific information” of the General Cell for Drug Policy, in charge of supervising the Belgian policy on drugs

Call 2016

This year, the following topics are retained for which research proposals can be submitted:

  • New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) (280.000€)
  • Feasibility study on Drug Consumption Rooms (100.000€)

Potential applicants shall find the complete description of these topics in the information file of this call.

Information for the respondents

The information file contains all the information needed to submit a proposal in this call.

Submission form

Research teams who are willing to submit a proposal have to fill out the “full proposal submission form” in English. This document is destined for the scientific evaluation of the proposal (see evaluation procedure in the information dossier).

Closing date of the call

The submission form should be send no later than 26 September 2016 at 3PM by e-mail:

Additional information

BELSPO participates in ERANI, the ERA-NET on Illicit Drugs. A Strategic Research Agenda has been produced and a first Joint Call will be launched by mid-September. This call will receive funding from many funding agencies, including BELSPO.

If you want to be informed on this call and other ERANID-issues, please contact: or

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