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Success factors of H2020 widening instruments in Slovakia: lessons learnt and future outlook
May 20 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
The aim of the event is to bring together Slovak participants from the various “widening” instruments (ERA Chairs, Twinning, Teaming, COST) to share their experience and knowledge to assess the success factors of participation in H2020. Special focus will be devoted in this context on the creation of synergies between various funding instruments (including structural funds) at national and European level. In addition to the success factors, the discussion is also expected to highlight common persisting challenges and barriers that should be addressed for achieving greater benefits and impacts from participation in these projects.
The lessons learnt from Slovakia will be discussed with participants from other widening countries to provide a European dimension and basis for general recommendations. To achieve a larger impact beyond Slovakia NCPs from the most successful widening countries such as Cyprus and Estonia will be invited to discuss with them the factors that contributed to their success in widening instruments under H2020.
The output from this event will be a policy report coordinated by COST and authored by the invited “widening participants” adressed to the EC with recommendations on widening instruments in Horizon Europe. This report will build on the H2020 policy documents and reports for Slovakia, and will aim at validating whether some of the recommendations for Slovakia, in particular those specific to widening instruments, are also relevant for other EC widening countries and should therefore be incorporated in the Horizon Europe framework.