EU: New action under HORIZON 2020

The European Commission announces a new EU research funding action within HORIZON 2020 'Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation’. The aim of the action is to reduce the disparities across Europe in research and innovation performance. Coordinators of the projects to be funded (under 'Teaming', 'Twinning' and 'ERA Chairs' calls) should be located in the 13 'new' EU member states, plus Portugal, Luxembourg, and some associated countries. They are to apply together with 'advanced partners' from the other EU member states. Potential applicants are welcome at an all-day Brussels event on Wednesday 3 July 2014 which will explain and discuss details of the funding scheme.