Widening participation and spreading excellence

This programme aims to contribute to building research and innovation capacity for countries lagging behind.
They will strengthen their potential for successful participation in transnational research and innovation processes, promote networking and access to excellence.
Participants in the programme will be able to upgrade their research and innovation systems, making them stronger and allowing the EU as a whole to advance together.
Areas of intervention:

Teaming: Support/create centres of excellences as role models to stimulate excellence, new investments and reforms of national research and innovation systems.

Twinning: Develop excellence in chosen research and innovation domain, increase visibility of the research institutions and universities, and upskill its staff.

ERA Chairs: to support universities or research organisations from eligible countries to attract and maintain high quality human resources and help excellent scientists and their teams to become game changers in their field.

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST): cross-border scientific network helping excellent researchers and innovators get access to the European and international networks.