Last May, the European Commission published the report “Spreading Excellence & Widening Participation in Horizon 2020”. The report shows that although participation in H2020 from countries in e.g. the Baltic and Eastern and South-eastern Europe has somewhat improved, it is still significantly lower than from traditionally successful countries in H2020. Some of these EU-13 countries, like Cyprus, Estonia and Slovenia actually now do better than the overall average of the so-called EU-15 countries. But this means that other weaker countries are actually lagging behind even further.
October 8, 2018