Scope & aims
The workshop being an advanced forum on detailed analysis and exchange of practices will constitute of two major parts. The main goals of first one are related to developing of a deep understanding of Widening concept and its impact based on real case studies, reports and statistics as well as its influence on nation R&I systems. Including in the scope the Widening package instruments and Widening as a cross-cutting issue in partnerships and thematic priorities in Horizon 2020 shall provide a broad picture of current developments. Moreover, an integrated regional approach to advancing R&I systems through Widening (mostly related to synergies) incorporated in the Widening concept will be tackled. Participants will have an opportunity to learn best practices as well as share their experiences.
The analysis of Widening issues in Horizon 2020 will create a basis for further discussions on Widening as well as an integrated regional approach to advancing R&I systems related to the topic Sharing Excellence in Horizon Europe including Territorial Impact Assessment of R&I Investments being in fact the second part of the workshop.
Outcome for participants
The workshop shall result into
o set of collected practices and experiences on solution adapted in particular countries
o food for thoughts especially for NCPs involved in the shaping of R&I framework in their countries
o raising awareness and understanding of Widening issues in Widening and non-Widening countries
Who should attend?
The workshop will be targeted towards NCP Coordinators, Widening NCPs and other thematic NCPs from Widening and non-Widening countries interested in Widening instruments, its impact, synergies with ESIF, Widening as cross-cutting issues and future shape of Sharing Excellence measures. The workshop will especially provide benefits to NCPs involved in the strategic planning in their countries/ regions in regard to an integrated regional approach to advancing R&I systems process and future Framework Programme – Horizon Europe.
Dr. Karina Firkaviciute – Unit B5, European Commission
Dr. Andrea Conte, Team Leader, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Sylwia Kostka, National Research Centre, Coordinator of the Quantera project
Dr Piotr Świerczyński, Head of Unit, NCP Poland
Widening project coordinators
Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk, IPPT PAN/ NCP Poland
Matthias Woiwode von Gilardi, DLR
Fee: No participation fee! Travel & accommodation costs will NOT be reimbursed by the NCP Academy.