Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area

Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area

Two programmes for the implementation of concrete measures in the following areas:

Widening the participation of low R&I performing countries ("Widening") by underpinning geographical spread, building the necessary capacity to allow successful participation in the R&I process, and promoting networking and access to excellence; and Strengthening the European Research Area ("ERA") by planning new policies and strategies.


Useful Information and Events: WideningERA 


Widening and ERA Informal summary for 2022 Calls for Proposals

Supporting the creation or upgrade of centres of excellence in low R&I…
Enhancing research networking activities with research institutes from low R…
Ecosystems collaboration within low R&I performing countries to strengthen…
Strengthening cooperation between academic organisations from low R&I…
Supporting the implementation of structural changes in universities or research…
Attracting more R&I talents to host organisations in low R&I performing…
Developing EU-level policy initiatives through research, networking, partnering…


Track 37- Providing financial support to companies interested in submitting requests to the EU Framework Program – Horizon Europe
The Horizon Europe info-days will address 9 themes, each featuring a programme of exclusive discussions and hands-on sessions, dedicated to a different cluster or part of the new programme.
Updates and changes to Horizon Europe (HEU)

Horizon Material

The list of Calls and topics on the Participant Portal (PP) – all proposals are submitted through this system.
Part A and Part B templates for Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and Innovation Actions (IA).
Commission related documents and reference files such as model grant agreements, rules for submission and evaluation and templates.


Smadar Hirsh
Director: European Research Council (ERC), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Europe in a changing world, Science with and for the Society, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation
Adi Maller
Head of Sector: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Widening Participation of Low R&I Performing Countries ("Widening "), and strengthening the European Research Area (ERA)