Horizon 2020: Widespread (Open)
Call identifier: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017
The ERA Chairs actions will support universities or research organisations with the objective of attracting and maintaining high quality human resources under the direction of an outstanding researcher and research manager (the “ERA Chair holder”) and in parallel implementing the structural changes necessary to achieve excellence on a sustainable basis.
The scientific field can be any domain of research and innovation addressed under the Treaty, however it needs to be closely connected with the activities of the ERA Chair holder and fully capitalise on his/her presence and expertise.
Twinning aims at significantly strengthening a defined field of research in a university or research organisation from a Widening country by linking it with at least two internationally-leading research institutions in other Member States or Associated Countries. Twinning will:
Enhance the S&T capacity of the linked institutions with a principal focus on the university or research organisation from the Widening Country;
Help raise the research profile of the institution from the Widening country as well as the research profile of its staff.