NCP_WIDERA.NET supports the capacity and effectiveness of the WIDERA National Contact Points in low performing Member States (MS) and Associated Countries (AC) and fills knowledge gaps to improve access to funding opportunities under the Framework Programmes.

The project aims to support international networking and coordination, and to improve the quality of proposals through better access to services provided by the NCPs during the application process, in particular with regard to Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area, as well as Pillar II actions.

NCP_WIDERA.NET identifies and shares good practices within the NCP community and raises the standard of support provided by NCPs to applicants. It also enables the transnational network of NCPs to better address cross-cutting objectives such as gender equality and open science.

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Horizon Europe – ERA 2024 Knowledge Day and Brokerage Event

On 9 November 2023, in Brussels, NCP_WIDERA.NET – the network of National Contact Points for Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area (WIDERA) – will organise an onsite ERA Knowledge Day and Brokerage Event. The event will focus on the ERA 2024 call topics specified in the Horizon Europe WIDERA Work Programme for 2023-2024.

In the first part of the event, participants will gain insights into the new ERA calls and topics for 2024, as outlined in the WIDERA Work Programme 2023-2024 (Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area). These presentations will be conducted by officers from the European Commission.

Additionally, an expert from the European Research Executive Agency will explain the project proposal evaluation process and share insights from the previous evaluation cycle.

Towards the end of the plenary session, an ERA project coordinator will offer tips and tricks for proposal preparation. The second part of the event will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in matchmaking with potential ERA Call 2024 participants and stakeholders through pre-arranged bilateral meetings. This aims to identify possible collaborations and streamline the establishment of Horizon Europe ERA project consortia.

Participation in this event is free of charge, and registration is mandatory.

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Come join us at the upcoming Pillar II clusters brokerage events

Are you interested in connecting with individuals and organizations who share your goals for collaborative partnerships? Look no further – join us at the upcoming brokerage events. Travel grants are available for attendees from eligible countries.

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Brokerage events travel grants available

We have launched a travel grants programme to support participation of applicants from Widening countries to Pillar II clusters brokerage events organised on-site. You can receive up to 1,000 EUR to cover the costs of your travel and accommodation to a matchmaking event.

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