We are counting days before the official announcement of the first Work Programme of Widening Participation and Strengthening of the European Research Area. Its antecedent programme “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation” gave opportunities to research-based institutions in widening countries gain access to excellence, attract new talents and receive state support from mainstreaming investments. Recognising the popularity and the need for more widening measures, Horizon Europe will be introducing a widening package going beyond the “traditional core actions” of Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chairs with more activities and almost triple budget.
This event is dedicated to one of the main three core actions, the ERA Chairs. This funding instrument provided host organisations under the guidance of an outstanding researcher and its team, the roadmap for achieving excellence and implement institutional reforms for a sustainable impact within the institution and beyond.