At the end of last year, the FWO presented its policy plan 2019-2023. This plan formed the basis of the memorandum published by the FWO in the rundown to the Flemish and federal elections. The memorandum is divided into 5 strategies that characterise the FWO. These 5 strategies also run as a central theme through the annual 2018. In 5 double interviews, a researcher and a policymaker are invited to give their expert opinion about one of the strategic objectives. The annual also includes an overview of all funding channels and key figures of the FWO.