A wide range of RRI topics among the new Horizon Europe projects starting now

Under the Reforming and enhancing the EU R&I system destination, 17 projects are receiving €35 million in funding to work on better ways of advancing research and innovation.

As part of the Horizon Europe Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area (ERA) work programme, the Enhancing the European Research & Innovation system

funding opportunity aims to improve the system through structural changes, access to excellence and deepening the ERA.

The ERA 2023 call for proposals results

The most recent call for proposals closed on 9 March 2023, with 45 proposals received. Applications were subjected to evaluations by the European Research Executive Agency, with 17 successful proposals having already signed their grant agreements and received EU funding to kick off their projects. The total amount invested is €35 million.

Covering topics such as open science, ethics, foresight, research careers, research assessment, citizen science, research valorisation and gender, the selected proposals are:

Strengthening Phytosanitary Research Programming and Collaboration: From European to Global Phytosanitary Research CoordinationEUPHRESCO III
Advancing the zero-tolerance approach to gender-based violence in higher education and research in the European Research AreaGenderSAFE
Collaborative Action coordinating and enhancing systemic, actionable and transversal Sustainability Research and InnovationCASRI
Breathing Life into the New European Research Area and the ERA Policy Agenda Through Engaging Awareness-Raising InitiativesINSPIRING ERA
Towards A Brighter Future for The Mediterranean with a Renewed Prima PartnershipFUTURE4PRIMA
Challenges and Innovative Changes in Research Ethics ReviewsCHANGER
Curating, Replicating, Orchestrating, and Propagating Citizen Science across EuropeCROPS
Research Ethics and integrity for the GREEN transitionRE4GREEN
Blue Oceans Strategy for Value CreationBEAGLE
European Hub for Contemporary ChinaEuroHub4Sino
Eye of Europe – The Research and Innovation foresight communityEye of Europe
Citizen-Oriented Valorisation for Advancement, Learning and Uptake in EuropeCO-VALUE
Strengthening CoARA and Enabling Systemic Reform of Research Assessment – A BoosterCoARA Boost
St(r)e(a)m It/Streaming Girls and Women into Steam Education, Innovation and ResearchSTREAM IT
Quadruple-helix-based knowledge valorisation best practices to transition to an Open Science innovation management modelKaleidos
Integration of citizen SCIENCE best practices to Upscale and maximise projects impact related to Green Deal and EU missionsScienceUs
Macroeconomic modelling of R&D for the twin transitionTWINRD

Discover the next funding opportunity

On 6 December 2023, a new call for proposals has been opened, with an overall indicative budget of around €25 million. It focuses on 9 topics, covering different priorities:

Prioritizing investments and reforms:

  • Programme level collaboration between national R&I policymakers;

Improving access to excellence:

  • Support for the professionalisation of research management;
  • Strengthening researchers’ skills for better careers – leveraging the European Competence Framework for Researchers;

Deepening the European Research Area:

  • Capacity building on Intellectual Property (IP) management to support open science;
  • Global cooperation in not-for-profit open access publishing;
  • Support to the development and implementation of policies and practices for reproducibility of scientific results;
  • Policy coordination to support all aspects of inclusive Gender Equality Plans and policies in the ERA;
  • Support to the implementation of inclusive gender equality plans;
  • Next generation AI and Human Behaviour: promoting an ethical approach.

The deadline for applicants is 12 March 2024. Make sure to check out the 9 topics and the recorded Info Day to learn more about the call and the application process!


Publication date: 29 November 2023
Author: European Research Executive Agency

Source: EREA
Photo credit: European Union

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