Date: to be announced soon
Venue: German Aerospace Center, DLR Project Management Agency, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 2, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Room: 6.31

Synergies between Horizon Europe and the Structural Funds are of particular importance. They help to advance research and innovation in less developed regions. The seal of excellence and the voluntary transfer of funds from ESIF to Horizon Europa support regional research priorities.
The European Commission´s proposals in the context of a new Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness as well as the impact of European R&I funding. That means that synergies already exist between Horizon and other EU programmes but they should be further strengthened and made more efficient and effective, building on synergies with Structural Funds and Smart Specialisation Strategies. So far, there has been little strategic coordination in program planning and many practical problems with the combinability at project level.
The workshop will evaluate the proposals and point out possible links to the Widening package. The considerations regarding the planned Excellence Initiative and the Advancing-Europe-Package for Widening are also to be discussed.

The workshop is targeted at NCP’s for the specific objective “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation” (SEWP) and other NCP’s across Horizon 2020 program lines dealing with the challenge of closing the innovation divide or widening participation in Horizon 2020, respectively.  The invitation is targeted at SEWP NCP’s and NCP coordinators through the NCP Academy.

Due to limited capacity, priority access will be granted to: 1) SEWP NCP’s, 2) other NCP’s with a balanced spread across different program parts relevant to SEWP on a first-come-first-served basis.

AGENDA of the workshop is available here (LINK).

REGISTRATION will be opened soon.

Andreas Schweitzer, email:

We blocked several hotel rooms for you. Please refer to the code WIDE when booking a room.

Hampton by Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz
Otto-Braun-Straße 69, 10178 Berlin (11-min-walk to venue)
+49 30 213085 933 /

Room rate: 94,00 EUR,  breakfast included (cancellations: free until 3-days before stay)