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The Helmholtz Office Brussels

The Brussels Office helps increasing the participation of Helmholtz Centres in EU programmes such as Horizon Europe. With our services, we support intensifying and expanding networks and research collaboration in Europe and beyond.

Helmholtz in Europe

Shaping a sustainable future for Europe strongly depends on collaborating in research – because societal challenges do not end at borders. Therefore, Helmholtz supports the concept of the European Research Area.

Our services

For our Helmholtz Centers, we offer amongst others:

  • Information and analyses: on work programmes and calls for proposals in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
  • Consulting: center-specific, both legal-administrative and research-related
  • Representation of interests: events (in presence and virtually), (coordinated) statements and position papers
  • Targeted, individual ERC coaching for three funding lines
  • A hub in the EU heart of Brussels: two conference rooms with video conferencing systems, plus guest workstations



Dr. Ioannis Legouras

Head of the Brussels Office

Alexandra-Sonja Lawson

• Assistant to the Head of Brussels Office
• Office administration, conference room

Kristine August

PR & Public Affairs Manager/Deputy Head of Brussels Office

Dr. Andreas Krell

Delegate for the Research Field Earth and Environment

Dr. Holger Ihssen

• Delegate for the Research Field Energy
• European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)

Anna Cattani-Scholz

• Delegate for the Research Field Information

Dr. Jens Jäger

• Delegate for the Research Field Health

Nicolas Villacorta

• Delegate for the Research Field Matter
• Research infrastructures in the EU

Barbara Geilen

Office Management/Assistant to Delegates

Dorothea Kapitza

• Attorney

Achieving more together: The G6 network

The G6 network unites six large multidisciplinary European Research Performing Organisations: the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the Helmholtz Association, the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Together, the G6 represent more than 140 000 professionals. 

More information - the G6 website

A special service: The DESCA Agreement

The signature of a Consortium Agreement between the partners of a research project is mandatory for most EU research projects. DESCA (Development of a Simplified Consortium Agreement) is a comprehensive Model Consortium Agreement for such projects; the Helmholtz Office Brussels co-coordinates the DESCA core group.

DESCA website

Our address

Rue du Trône 98
1050 Brussels

Internship / Praktikum

Join our team!

Twice a year we offer student internships in Brussels - the next one starts in March 2025.

Helmholtz Centers

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