ERA-LEARN survey on inclusiveness reveals position of Widening Countries in P2Ps

There are two main issues encountered by the Widening Countries, namely a lower submission rate and a lower success rate in the EC Framework Programmes, which includes also P2P trans-national calls.

Based on the ERA-LEARN data, widening Countries (i.e. EU13 and also Luxemburg and Portugal) take part in P2Ps but much less than EU15 countries. The average number of network participations of widening countries is 26 against 46 of EU15 network participations. The widening countries with more network participations are Poland, Romania and Portugal, followed by Estonia, Latvia and Slovenia. When we look at the roles that the funding organisations from those countries play in P2Ps the results are rather disappointing. They act as network coordinators only in two cases (Poland and Portugal with one network coordination each) against the average number of 5 network coordinations for each EU15 country.

ERA-LEARN conducted a survey on Inclusiveness to collect information on measures introduced by H2020 ERA-NET Cofund and EJP programmes in order to enhance participation of less performing countries. The report will be available soon and a summary of the main results will be introduced in the next ERA-LEARN newsletter. Stay tuned!

Published : 22/10/2019