Call for proposals 2021 - Support for R&I policy making in the Western Balkans HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-06 Closed!


Proposals for topics under this Destination should set out a credible pathway to contributing to the following expected impacts:

  • Increased science and innovation capacities for all actors in the R&I system in widening countries
  • Structural changes leading to a modernised and more competitive R&I systems in eligible countries
  • Reformed R&I systems and institutions leading also to increased attractiveness and retention of research talents
  • Mobilisation of national and European resources for strategic investments
  • Higher participation success in Horizon Europe and more consortium leadership roles
  • Stronger linkages between academia and business and improved career permeability
  • Strengthened role of the Higher Education sector in research and innovation
  • Greater involvement of regional actors in R&I process
  • Improved outreach to international scale for all actors
  • A more consistent level of NCP support services across Europe
  • An improved and professionalised NCPs in the widening countries, that would help simplify access to Horizon Europe calls, lowering the entry barriers for newcomers, and raising the average quality of proposals submitted.


This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-06-01: Support for R&I policy making in the Western Balkans (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 5,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 September 2021 - 23 days ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Program (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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