Enhancing the European R&I system

Identifier: HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01
Pillar: Reforming and enhancing the European R&I System
Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 12 Mar 2024 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Modification Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2024

Latest information:



Published: 06.12.2023

Deadline: 12.03.2024

Available budget: EUR 23.50 million

Budget per topic with separate ‘call-budget-split’:

Number of proposals submitted (including proposals transferred from or to other calls)22
Number of inadmissible proposals0
Number of ineligible proposals0
Number of above-threshold proposals12
Total budget requested for above-threshold proposals11630578,5
Number of proposals retained for funding3
Number of proposals in the reserve list4
Funding threshold13,5
Ranking distribution 
Number of proposals with scores lower or equal to 15 and higher or equal to 142
Number of proposals with scores lower than 14 and higher or equal to 134
Number of proposals with scores lower than 13 and higher or equal to 106


Summary of observer report:

The evaluation of the HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01 Call covered nine Topics and 93 submitted proposals. A total of 39 experts (evaluators), 12 dedicated rapporteurs and one independent observer were involved in the process, which was coordinated and managed by a very professional team of EC staff members (from REA).

The evaluation process was a complex task that extended throughout several weeks and required a strong coordination between all participants. This complexity led, however, to high quality results, i.e., funding decisions taken against clearly established criteria after comprehensive and well-organised discussions.

During the individual remote and central phases, experts behaved professionally, and discussions were fair and balanced. In general, experts did not allow consensus to be reached without due process and robust exchange of views. All proposals were assessed and treated in a similar way.

No specific issues were raised as regards to impartiality of the participants, and confidentiality aspects were clearly managed. 

The transparency of the procedures was evident throughout the process, and the throughput time was sufficient to adequately undertake the evaluation process.

The evaluation process fulfilled the high quality standards of the Horizon Europe evaluation procedures.


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Author: Programmes & Funding Calls (Source: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-search;programCode=HORIZON;callCode=HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01)