The new ERA for Research and Innovation calls for deepening existing priorities and initiatives through new and stronger approaches. They require the setting of new priorities, launching ambitious joint initiatives and developing common approaches between policies.

To address these requirements, Reforming and enhancing the EU research and innovation system, will support efforts to reform and enhance the EU R&I system. This programme is built around four strands corresponding to the four objectives set out in the ERA Communication:

  1. Prioritizing investments and reforms;
  2. Improving access to excellence;
  3. Translating R&I results into the economy
  4. Deepening the ERA

Total Budget: 308 Million Euros

2023-2024 WIDERA Work Programme

2023 Budget: 34,7 Million Euros

2023 calls are open for submission, the deadline is 9th of March 2023

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-01: Programme level collaboration between national R&I policy-makers 

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-02: A strong European R&I Foresight Community to better inform R&I policy decisions in the European Research Area about potential futures

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-03: Experimentation and exchange of good practices for value creation

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-04: Development of new approaches to the macroeconomic modelling of research and innovation

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-05: Exploitation and valorisation of results relevant for the ERA Policy Agenda

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-06: Building a virtual European Info Platform on Contemporary China

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-07: Support to reforms of research assessment in the European Research Area

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-08: Laying the groundwork towards Europe-wide citizen science campaigns

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-09: Policy support to facilitate the implementation of a zero-tolerance approach towards gender-based violence in the ERA

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-10: Support to the implementation of an EU Manifesto for STE(A)M education and research and innovation career paths to tackle gender inequalities in the ERA

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-11: Research ethics for environmental and climate technologies

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-12: The future of research ethics review in the changing research environments


You can watch the Info Day recordings here. For your convenience you can access each call from the following time stamps. 

6:40 European Research Area- Policy
15:00 HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-01 / HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-01
22:15 HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-02
29:05 HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-03 / HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-05
34:25 HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-04
37:40 Q&A about the abovementioned calls
56:30 HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-05
1:00:45 HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-06
1:06:15 HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-07
1:13:16 HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-08
1:20:15 Q&A about the abovementioned calls
1:27:10 HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-09
1:31:45 HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-10
1:35:40 HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-11
1:39:00 HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-12
1:43:30 Q&A about the abovementioned calls
1:57:20 HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-03
2:01:50 HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-04
2:05:40 HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-06
2:09:10 Q&A about the abovementioned calls​​​​​​​
2:21:45 HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-07
2:27:56 HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-08
2:34:46 HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-09
2:39:57 HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-10
2:46:44 HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-11
2:50:41 HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-12
2:54:50 Q&A about the abovementioned calls