29 Nov 2023
17 new projects start under WIDERA 'Reforming and enhancing the EU R&I system' destination
Under the Reforming and enhancing the EU R&I system destination, 17 projects are receiving €35 million in funding to work on better ways of advancing research and innovation. As part of the Horizon Europe Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area (WIDERA) Work Programme, the funding opportunity for 'Enhancing the European Research & Innovation system' aims to improve the system through structural changes, access to excellence and deepening the ERA.
The most recent call for proposals closed on 9 March 2023, with 45 proposals received. Applications were subjected to evaluations by the European Research Executive Agency, with 17 successful proposals having already signed their grant agreements and received EU funding to kick off their projects. The total amount invested is €35 million.
The projects cover topics such as open science, ethics, foresight, research careers, research assessment, citizen science, research valorisation and gender. All selected proposals can be seen here: