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Portal supporting the coordinators from Widening countries has been launched





The is a free-of-charge portal of the NCP_WIDERA.NET project that facilitates the matchmaking of experts with applicants from Widening countries preparing proposals within the Widening, ERA, Pillar II clusters and EIC Pathfinder schemes under the Horizon Europe programme.

The aim of this platform is to ensure the quality of proposals thanks to the feedback applicants receive from independent experts / evaluators. Anyone who prepares a project proposal for the above-mentioned calls and comes from one of the eligible countries (including Czechia) can register as an applicant - the list of countries can be found in the attached document. The service of independent experts for Czech applicants is provided free of charge by the Technology Centre Prague (TC Prague) through the Portal.

A summary description of this service is here. Portal User Guide is attached.

NCP_WIDERA.NET project has already launched a call for experts to provide a professional pre-check of proposals for applicants from Widening countries. Details of the call are available here.


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