Consultation of stakeholders will be an integral part of this programming process which will be managed as a participatory process. In this respect "Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation" particularly considers the following inputs:
Advisory group report: The H2020 Advisory Group on Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation started to work on programming for 2018/2020 in February 2016. Three meetings of the Advisory Group took place during the first half of 2016 and the final report of the group was published on the 1st June 2016.
Stakeholder consultation: A targeted consultation of selected external stakeholders through a dedicated lunch debate expected to take place on 17 June 2016. There was wide participation of stakeholders from representatives of various relevant associations and a broad range of views and suggestions were collected that will be taken into account when designing the next Work Programme.
Details on the preparation of the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Work Programme 2016-2017 can be found here.