Call for HEU proposals under Reforming and Enhancing the European R&I System


25 million euros are available for projects under 10 topics in this ERA call including collaboration between R&I policymakers, researchers’ skills, the uptake of research results, and capacity building on Intellectual Property.

Deadline: 12 March 2024.

The Destination “Reforming and Enhancing the European R&I System” under the “Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area” Work Programme, funded by Horizon Europe (HEU), aims to prioritize investments and reforms, improve access to excellence, and deepen the EU Research Area. There are open calls and, as a researcher, you can build a consortium or be part of an existing one, namely in the following topics:

  • Programme level collaboration between national R&I policy-makers (HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-01). Actions aim to coordinate national and regional R&I funding programmes by pooling national resources and contributing to the alignment of national research and innovation policies.
  • Strengthening researchers’ skills for better careers – leveraging the European Competence Framework for Researchers (HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-04). Actions aims to support research performing organisations in adapting and reinforcing formal and targeted training for researchers, as well as, certificate and recognise of targeted training opportunities to up-skill and re-skill.
  • Experimentation and exchange of good practices for value creation (HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-05). These actions aim to contribute to making research results more adapted to the needs of citizens and communities, and strengthen the uptake of research by society benefitting both the research communities and the citizens as users and co-creators.
  • Capacity building on Intellectual Property (IP) management to support open Science (HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-07). These actions aim to support education and training in IP management, enabling open science and building capacity in research organisations and their staff, with the objective to support and equip researchers at all stages of their career with the knowledge they need in this area.
  • Support to the development and implementation of policies and practices for reproducibility of scientific results (HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-09). This action should build on the results and recommendations from projects selected under call topic HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-ERA-01-41 (e.g. iRISE) that aims at understanding the underlying drivers of reproducibility and recommending effective interventions, as well as from other relevant projects and initiatives.

All the available open calls under this Destination may be found in the Funding & Tender Portal (FTP) here. If you want to join an already existing consortium, you can check it in FTP on each topic under “Partner search announcements”.

If you want to apply, you may watch the recording of the info day on this work programme here. Previously funded projects under this work program can be found here and you can also check some metrics here.

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