Do you want to contribute to the development of a circular economy ? Are you looking for solutions to overconsumption of raw materials, to waste of resources, to waste overproduction, or even for nature-based solutions ?

With this first call for projects (FR/NL), "BELGIUM BUILDS BACK CIRCULAR" or BBBC, initiated by Ministers Zakia Khattabi and Pierre-Yves Dermagne, the federal government wants to support innovative projects that contribute to implementing activities and/or applied research integrating the circular dimension in four specific sectors.  


This first call for BBBC projects is part of Belgium's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), <link to> (in French, Dutch and German). The NRRP is financed by a temporary European fund, Next Generation EU <link to>, aimed at boosting the economy and supporting companies in European states heavily affected by COVID-19, while taking into account the goals of the Green Deal <link to >. (The BBBC investment project supports the transition to a circular economy < >).  BBBC will be divided into two or three waves of calls for projects with different priorities and topics. The first call focuses on ecodesign, while the following calls will also include chemical substance substitution as a priority.
For this first call, the financial support per project amounts to a minimum of 250,000 euros and a maximum of 1,000,000 euros. Projects may be supported in accordance with the rules on State aid.


This call includes four topics: bikes, wind energy, health care and biomimicry.


This call is primarily aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises as well as research centers.
If you develop or want to develop the circular dimension in activities related to one of these four topics, with a focus on ecodesign, this call is for you !




June 15, 2022

Launch of the call for projects

October 31, 2022

Closing of the call for projects (deadline for submission of project proposals)


For more information on this call for projects, please contact the Directorate-General for Environment by e-mail at