Launch of the HELICON project

On 15 December 2020, the HELICON project was formally launched. The project is funded by the BELSPO BRAIN-be 2.0 (2018-2023) program, and aims to unravel the long-term and indirect health impact of the COVID-19 crisis in Belgium, and will assess social inequalities throughout the COVID-19 disease spectrum. The project foresees funding for two PhD students and 1.2 post-doctoral positions. The project will be coordinated by a multidisciplinary consortium offering a broad clinical, epidemiological, socio-economic and demographic perspective.


HELICON is funded by the Belgian Federal Science Policy (BELSPO) through the BRAIN-be 2.0 (2018-2023) programme.

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Information sheet for participants: EN • NL • FR

Project coordinator

Prof. dr. Brecht Devleesschauwer

Sciensano, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Service Health Information