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.

Horizon Impact Award

10.000€/award - deadline 28 May - 17:00

Objective? To illustrate the wider socio-economic benefits of the EU investment in R&I - rewarding beneficiaries that have successfully demonstrated effective exploitation and uptake of their projects' R&I results

For whom? Open to FP7 or Horizon 2020 projects that have ended

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SAVE THE DATE - European Research and Innovation Days 2019

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