The “Widening” package – stock-taking and future orientations

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In light of the major European research and innovation policy instruments that are framing the specific objective of Horizon 2020 “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation”, the workshop will take stock of the experiences with and first detectable results of the various programme lines of the “Widening” […]

Aligning implementation of RIS3 and Horizon 2020 Funding across research priorities

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NCP Academy Training in cooperation with DG JRC and NCP_WIDE.NET is pleased to invite You for the training dedicated to implementation of RIS3 and Horizon 2020 Funding across research priorities.

The training takes place on March 9, 2017, at CSIC Office in Brussels, […]

4th Mentoring Visit ” Widening Projects in Practice & Measuring NCP Performance”

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The NCP_WIDE.NET project organises its last mentoring visit devoted to ” Widening Projects in Practice & Measuring NCP Performance”, in Nicosia Cyprus, between 21-22 November 2016, hosted by the Research Promotion Foundation.

During the first day (09:00 – 18:30) , NCPs will have the chance to visit beneficiaries of Spreading Excellence Schemes in Cyprus, a country […]

ERA Chairs and mobility schemes in H2020 “Drivers, barriers & lessons learnt”

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October 12, 2016,

CZELO: Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development & Innovation98, Rue de Trône, 6th floor, Brussels

Concept note

The mobility element is an important component of H2020.  It is widely present from the MSCA programmes, the various ERC grants, the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation pillar, as well as in the COST Actions.
The mobility element of […]


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“In order to optimise the added value from investments funded wholly or in part through the budget of the Union in the field of research and innovation, synergies should be sought in particular between the operation of ESIF and H2020, as set up in Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 of the European Parliament and of the […]

Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2016

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The annual WIRE conference dedicated to European innovative regions took place this year in the Brainport Eindhoven region from 8 to 10 June 2016. This conference of the Directorate-General Research & Innovation serves as a prime event under the flag of the Dutch EU Presidency in 2016.

This year’s main them was The Power of Regional […]

The role of NCPs in Policy making and Smart Specialisation, Warsaw, 27-28 April 2016.

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Description: The NCP_WIDE.NET project organises a mentoring visit entitled “The role of NCPs in Policy making and Smart Specialisation”

Target audience: All Widening NCPs.

Agenda: The agenda of the visit is built around the experiences shared by three NCPs in the following areas:
• The role of NCPs in the policy dialogue: Fostering synergies between Horizon 2020 and the
ESI funds. […]

WIDESPREAD Brokerage 2016@WIRE, Brainport Eindhoven Region, June 8, 2016

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NCP_WIDE.NET project invites organizations interested to form consortia for the calls of Teaming, Twinning,  ERA Chairs or discuss COST Actions, to participate at the WIDESPREAD Brokerage 2016, the first brokerage event dedicated to Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Pillar of H2020.


Training on “Framework for synergies between ESIF and Horizon 2020 on WIDENING activities”.19-20 October 2015

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On 19th and 20th October 2015 the training on synergies between ESIF and Horizon 2020 on WIDENING activities took place. The aim of the event was to deliver expertise to WIDENING NCPs on Synergies between H2020 and ESIF as regard the specialized issues of Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation, in particular the Teaming, Twinning and […]

Workshop: Horizon2020 & structural funds synergy
3-4 June 2015

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To train WIDESPREAD NCPs and management authorities in order to get a better participation in the Program, and to prepare them for the changes that the new financing programs undergo.