Since 2006, the F.R.S.-FNRS has hosted the National Contact Point (NCP) which is tasked with supporting participation to the European framework research and innovations programmes.
It is intended for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation stakeholders, primarily universities, university hospitals and tertiary education institutions.
The objectives of the NCP-FNRS are as follows:
- to notify researchers of Horizon 2020 funding opportunities;
- to inform stakeholders;
- to identify and enable possibilities for participation;
- to assist stakeholders in introducing projects.
In practical terms, the work revolves around organising information sessions and providing information through various means (the website, the helpdesk etc).
As part of its agreement with the Walloon Union of Companies (UWE) which hosts the NCP Wallonie, the NCP-FNRS focuses on parts of Horizon 2020, which are displayed below in colour:
For more information about the NCP-FNRS and the Horizon 2020 programmes, please visit http://www.ncp.fnrs.be/.