Spreading excellence and widening participation

Despite serious efforts deployed at national and European level, the European Union sees significant internal disparities in terms of research and innovation performance. There is significant evidence pointing to the fact that the pathway to economic growth and competitiveness is strongly connected to the scaling up of investment in research and innovation.

In order to reduce the research and innovation gap, Horizon 2020 introduces specific measures for spreading excellence and widening participation. These measures are targeted at low-performing Member States in terms of research and innovation.

Widening consists of three main actions, i.e. Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chairs, for which specific eligibility conditions apply. This ensures a targeted approach towards Widening Member States and Associated Countries.

The Widening member states are: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Belgium is not identified as a Widening Member State but can partake as partner.

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Presentations Widening Info Day 18 June 2018

Presentations of the Widening Info Day on 18 June 2018.

Work programme 2020 update – publication of WPs

The European Commission has published the Horizon 2020 work programmes with the updated 2020 calls.

RELEASED: 5th issue of the NCP_Wide.NET Bulletin

The 5th issue of the NCP_Wide.Net project Bulletin with a foreword by Mr. Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General, DG Research and Innovation is now available.

In the current issue you will find:

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European Research and Innovation Days 2019

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