On the track of Widening: New reports investigate the state of play in EU efforts to bridge the research and innovation gap

07 Jun 2023 | News

Science|Business is tracking various assessments of how Widening initiatives in Horizon Europe are matching up to their objectives with a view to understanding how they should evolve

A trio of recent reports have looked into Widening initiatives in Horizon Europe that aim to close the east/west divide in research, development and innovation to assess their success and suggest how they could be improved in the future. 

One of the most significant is the European Commission’s report on Horizon Europe, which is intended to lay the ground for planning the final three years of the programme between 2025 and 2027. The report includes a review of the performance of the Widening instrument over the past decade. 

A key finding is that while there is still a…

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