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European Research Executive Agency

Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence aims at strengthening EU research and innovation performance, encouraging stronger participation in Horizon Europe.

1st calls under Horizon Europe
open on 29 June
6 destinations
Teaming for excellence, Twinning Western Balkans, Twinning, Excellence Hubs, European Excellence Initiative, ERA Chairs
353 million
Overall indicative budget


(Dates below are indicative) 

  1. 20 July 2021
    Launch of the call for proposals
  2. 9 July 2021
    Info Day
  3. 18 January 2022
    Deadline for applicants to submit proposals
  4. 2022
    Notification of applicants if their proposal has been selected (tbc)
  5. 2022
    Grant agreement signature for successful projects (tbc)

All funding information and procedures on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.

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