The event was an introductory-level online workshop mainly addressed to organizations that are planning to participate in the call and prepare proposals for Horizon Europe Widening Participation: Excellence Hubs Call. The training covered all topics related to context, eligibility, strategies for identifying strong partners, tips for proposal writers and topics related to the evaluation of proposals.
Excellence hubs are an initiative to strengthen regional innovation excellence in placed-based innovation ecosystems by cross-border collaboration on a common strategy and/or alongside value-adding chains.
The sessions were structured in such a way to help participants grasp the fundamental concepts behind the Excellence Hubs Call and learn how to best prepare their own projects. The content was enriched with presentations of successful projects, exchange of experiences from proposal preparation, and useful templates.