Capacity-building and transnational cooperation for national contact points

Improved professionalisation/skills of NCPs across Europe, helping to simplify access to Horizon Europe calls, lowering the entry barriers for newcomers, and raising the average quality of proposals submitted.


Harmonised and improved trans-national cooperation between NCPs. Enhanced support to NCPs and potential applicants in widening countries and countries that participate at lower levels in the share of proposals and projects. Increase the participation of women. Assist in developing a pan-European Innovation Ecosystem.​

Expected call opening date
  • 08 April 2021
Deadline to submit applications applications
  • 18 May 2021
Starting of projects
  • 2022
Total EU Budget for the year
  • 4M€
Average budget per project
  • 0,5M€
Number of projects to be funded
  • 8
  • Member States and eligible non-EU countries – associated countries and low and middle income countries
Target applicants
  • Applicants must be Horizon Europe national support structures (e.g. NCP) responsible for the European Innovation Council (EIC) and European Innovation Ecosystems and officially nominated to the Commission, from a Member State or an Associated Country or any third country associated to Horizon Europe – one or more legal entities.
Main stakeholders
  • Proposals should address the diversity of the EIC-EIE stakeholders (researchers, innovators, SMEs, start-ups, investors) and support schemes.

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