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Closing of the call for projects “Support for the hybridisation of conference rooms in the tourism sector” on 31/03
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The Brussels-Capital Region, with the support of the ERDF, launched a call for projects on the 15th of September 2022 to support the revival of the business tourism sector. This call for projects will close on the 31st of March 2023.
The objective of this call is to support the investment of Brussels MICE operators wanting to adapt their conference room to the challenge of “hybridisation”. Following the COVID-19 health crisis, the Brussels business tourism sector is now facing a change in demand for the organisation of conferences, as participants now want to be able to attend either face-to-face or remotely.
To continue organising these conferences in the heart of our capital, we now need to make it possible to attend them elsewhere, which requires sometimes significant investments by the sector’s operators. The call for projects will support these investments.
The ERDF Programme will therefore support (up to a maximum of 50% of the total budget) these new facilities up to:
- €25,000 in subsidies (covering 50% of the total investment) for rooms with a capacity of 50-249 seats
- €50,000 in subsidies (covering 50% of the total investment) for rooms with a capacity of 250-499 seats
- €75,000 in subsidies (covering 50% of the total investment) for rooms with a capacity of 500-999 seats
- €100,000 in subsidies (covering 50% of the total investment) for rooms with a capacity of 1,000+ seats.
The ERDF Directorate held an online information session on Tuesday 13th of September. To learn more about the call for project, you can find here the PowerPoint from this session (FR & NL).
Please also consult the guidance note for the call for projects (FR / NL) as well as the subsidy application form (FR / NL). Applications can be submitted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org starting 15th of September.