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  18 June 2021

Horizon Europe 2021 Twinning Call for "Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area" will be published by the European Commission on 20 July 2021. The Work Programme has been published in the Participant Portal. In this context, "Focus Group Training - Twinning Workshop" is organized by TÜBİTAK on 29-30 June 2021, with the participation of European Commission and REA (Research Executive Agency) officials and success stories from Europe.

This event is organized by the “Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase II” Technical Assistance Project which is co-financed by the EU and the Republic of Turkey and implemented by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Industry and Technology within the scope of Competitive Sectors Programme.

The event is a 2-day intensive online workshop mainly addressed to organizations that are planning to participate in the call and prepare proposals for Horizon Europe Widening Participation: Twinning Call. The training will cover all topics related to proposal writing, strategies for identifying strong partners, and topics related to the evaluation of proposals.

Twinning aims to enhance networking activities between the research institutions of the Widening Countries like Turkey and top-class leading counterparts at EU level through knowledge transfer and exchange of best practice. Twinning actions intend to help raise the research profile of the institution form the Widening country as well as the research profile of its staff including a special focus on strengthening the research management and administrative skills of the coordination institution from the Widening country.

The sessions are structured in such a way to help participants grasp the fundamental concepts behind the Twinning Call and learn how to best prepare their own projects. The content is enriched with presentations of successful projects, exchange of experiences from proposal preparation, and useful templates.

The event will take place online on 29-30 June 2021, in the morning and afternoon hours.

Registration: Only registered participants will be allowed to participate in the event. After your registration, you will receive a Zoom registration link three days before the event.


Registration link


For your enquiries please contact us. 

ERC and WIDERA National Contact Point

ERC and WIDERA National Contact Point


The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey 
EU Framework Programmes National Coordination Office


T: +90 312 298 1763 - 1761
E: ncpwidening@tubitak.gov.tr 

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