Brussels backs you up while you organise your professional event !



As part of the Belgian Presidency of the European Council from January to June 2024,, in collaboration with the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, is launching a call for projects aimed at conference organisers in Brussels. The prize: a budget of 10,000 euros.

The Brussels-Capital Region and see this Belgian Presidency as an opportunity to encourage and support the MICE sector (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) in order to create a constructive dynamic and maintain the attractiveness of our capital during this important period.

Who can apply?

All event organisers wishing to hold a professional event in Brussels during the period of the Presidency, i.e. from January to June 2024, can apply. The events selected will focus on the key themes for the Region: tourism, the environment, cohesion policy and urban policy.

An external jury will select 20 projects on the basis of specific criteria, such as:

·         The quality and innovation of the academic programme,

·         The sustainability of the event,

·         The inclusive and accessible nature of the event,

·         Highlighting of the Brussels Region in the programming and communication of the event.


A budget of €10,000 at stake

The twenty winners will receive a budget of €10,000 for various services supervised by :

·     Soft mobility: provision of STIB tickets for participants

·     Brussels Experience: local and sustainable catering service for lunch breaks

·    Calculating the carbon footprint: support from a specialist company to assess and reduce the carbon footprint.


Practical information

This call for projects opens today. Applications must be submitted by 1 October 2023 at the latest. Event operators must complete the form.

The rules and all the practical details of the call can be found here



Still have questions ? Contact Coline Van Deursen -