Past Events & Resources


Date: March 13-14, 2017
Organiser: NCP Academy; NCP_WIDE.NET
Event Categories: Meet and Exchange Workshop

Concept & Aim

The workshop took stock of the experiences with and first detectable results of the various programme lines of the “Widening” Package (particularly Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chairs). On this basis, the participating NCPs assessed the achievements with a view to the specific challenges or bottlenecks identified in their countries that are linked to the innovation divide, and discussed – from the specific NCP perspective – options for possible future orientations of “Widening” measures within the specific objective or Horizon 2020 as a whole.

NCP’s – particularly Widening NCP’s – were expected to contribute actively to the debate based on their national experience, and to share current complementary national activities targeted at, e.g. structural reforms of the national R&I systems, bilateral and multilateral measures or shaping future actions within Horizon 2020.

The event was organized in cooperation with the NCP Academy and builds on its activities and results related to, i.a. the promotion of synergies between Horizon 2020 and the ESI funds as a means to support capacity-building in the R&I systems and with a view to drive the catching-up processes of less R&I intensive countries.

Target Group

NCPs for Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation; NCPs across Horizon 2020 programme lines dealing with the challenge of closing the innovation divide or widening participation in Horizon 2020, respectively; NCP coordinators.