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Capacity building to strengthen networks of higher education institutions and cooperation with surrounding ecosystems


The capacity building towards the European Excellence Initiative aims to significantly strengthening cooperation between at least two organisations from higher education sector in a Widening country (or different Widening countries), by linking it with at least two internationally-leading institutions from two different Member States or Associated Countries.

  1. Enhance the scientific and technological capacity of the linked institutions with a principal focus on the entities from the Widening Country/-ies;
  2. Help raise the excellence profile of the HEI from the Widening country as well as the excellence profile of its staff;
  3. Strengthen considerably the networks towards realising integrated cooperation between the participating entities in the research and innovation dimension, in synergy with the entities’ education and training dimensions.

Proposals are expected to clearly outline the cooperation and strategy for stepping up and stimulating scientific excel