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Date: 20/02/2017

On 20 February 2017, the CAMART² Horizon 2020 project was launched in Riga, Latvia. The Teaming Phase 2 project was awarded €15m from the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation programme in Horizon 2020 and the Latvian government committed to co-finance another €16m.

The Centre of Excellence on Advanced Materials Research & Technology Transfer is coordinated by the University of Latvia and will be supported by its Swedish advanced partners Acreo Swedish ICT and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

CAMART² was inaugurated in the presence of Mr. Robert-Jan Smits, Director General in DG Research & Innovation, Mr. Kārlis Šadurskis, Minister of Education and Science, Mr. Raimonds Aleksejenko, Ministry of Economics, Deputy State Secretary,Indriķis Muižnieks, Rector, University of Latvia and Mr. Henrik Landerholm, Swedish Ambassador to Latvia.

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Date: From 11/08/2017 to 11/09/2017

On 8 and 9 November 2017, all awarded Horizon 2020 Widening projects (i.e. teaming, twinning and era chairs) gathered in Brussels to exchange experiences and best practices. Participants provided policy feedback to the European Commission on best ways to implement projects. They also explored cross-overs between the 3 Widening instruments in order to create an on- & offline Widening community in which these prestigious projects will participate. The next edition will take place in autumn 2018.

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Date: 08/04/2016

The European Commission is holding an Info Day on the Spreading excellence and Widening participation Calls in Horizon 2020. During the event the Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chairs Calls for 2016 will be presented.

This information day will take place in Brussels on Friday 8th April 2016 at the premises of the European Commission (Madou Tower, Madou, B-1210 Brussels, Metro station Madou.

The event begins at begins at 9:00 (registration as from 8:30) and ends at 13:00.

Please confirm your participation by e-mail to RTD-INFO-DAYS-B5@ec.europa.eu by 15th March 2016. In order to respect all security rules of the European Commission’s building, we kindly ask you to provide your passport or ID number, your nationality and your date of birth. Note that the registration is compulsory and will be done on a "first come, first served" basis.

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