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Science Mundi

Science Mundi

Call for projects aimed at raising awareness about sciences among young people

In order to raise awareness about sciences and technology among young people, Fadila Laanan, State Secretary for Scientific Research, has decided to organise a third edition of the

programme ‘Science Mundi’. This year’s theme is ‘But how does it work?’.

Science Mundi III is a call for projects aimed at raising awareness about sciences launched by Innoviris. This year, the focus will be on how objects from our day-to-day life work.

We use a whole variety of different objects every day, but rarely pause to wonder about how they actually work. Trying to figure out how they work in a certain setting inevitably leads to learning about concepts from physics, chemistry, maths, etc. That way, abstract notions get a very clear and practical meaning.

When you understand the workings of objects, it also allows you to use them better and maybe even to fix them yourself when they break down. These days, electronic devices are omnipresent in the lives of young people. This concrete reality offers an interesting point of departure to explore various scientific concepts.

This call is intended to provide financial support to micro-projects aimed at raising awareness among the inhabitants of Brussels about sciences and technology, the studies that lead to those micro-projects and the possibilities they offer.

Would you like to participate in this call for projects? Fill out the application form (available in French or Dutch).


Criteria for promoters
  • Any non-profit structure or entity (natural persons are excluded) with or without legal personality established on Belgian territory is eligible.


Project criteria

  • Projects must be aimed at all inhabitants of Brussels.

  • The main objective of the projects must be to raise awareness among the target audience about sciences and technology by means of an activity that is adapted to the target audience.

  • Projects must be original.

  • Projects must have a local and/or regional dimension.

  • The project methodology, the pedagogical approach proposed to reach the outlined objective, and the expected impact of the project must be presented explicitly. Regular and recurring activities from project applicants, projects that are merely aimed at purchasing materials, disseminating information, offering services or setting up partnerships do not qualify.

  • Projects must offer free participation in the action to the public.

  • Projects must be organised between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Innoviris reserves the right to photograph or film, or have photographed or filmed, at its own expense, the performance or the results of the financed actions with a view to their inclusion in scientific or technical publications, the promotion of sciences, or the publication of subsidies granted. These publications may be both in printed and in electronic form and are intended for large-scale distribution among specialised actors or the general public. Therefore, the promoter agrees to the making, displaying, distribution and publication of images of the financed actions. The promoter undertakes to refrain from demanding compensation and shall hold Innoviris harmless against any demand for compensation from other persons. If minors are involved, Innoviris will take the necessary steps to obtain permission from the persons legally responsible.

Applications must be submitted to Innoviris, for the attention of Mr Montserrate Pascual Roca, at the latest before 30 March 2017 (the postal date will serve as proof).  


Chaussée de Charleroisesteenweg 110 - B-1060 Brussel

The promoter must fill in an application form containing the key elements for the submission of his project. The form can be downloaded on: 
Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Selection criteria

Projects will be selected by a jury based on the following criteria:

  • The specific efforts made by promoters to encourage equal opportunities and awareness raising among disadvantaged groups.

  • Preference will exclusively be given to projects relating to the theme of 'Science Mundi III: ‘But how does it work?’.

  • Relevance of the project compared to the objectives described in the call for projects.

  • Practical feasibility and coherence of the planned project.

  • The impact of the project on the target audience, calculated on the basis of cost per person ratio.

Preference will be given to partnerships of two or more qualifying actors.


Funding of the projects

Financial support granted towards awareness-raising and promotional activities is a de minimis aid, in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1998/2006.

As a beneficiary, you must therefore ensure that the total amount of de minimis aid you receive over a period of three years does not exceed € 200.000, as required by Commisson Regulation (EU) No 1998/2006. In order to do this, you must fill in a declaration of honour.

The financial support is limited to € 6.000 per project. That is a maximum amount. Therefore, the sum does not necessarily correspond to the amount that will actually be granted if the project is selected.

The maximum amount for projects involving the cooperation of different actors shall not exceed:

  • € 14.000 for projects with 2 different actors

  • € 22.000 for projects with 3 different actors

  • € 30.000 for projects with 4 different actors

The promoter must demonstrate that he has any additional resources needed to complete the project.

Your Innoviris contactperson


Montserrate Pascual Roca

Tel. +32 2 600 50 65