3-Organisation Eligibility

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12. Is there any specific requirement on the nature of the organisation acting as the coordinator from the Widening Country?

No proposal will be disqualified on grounds of non-eligibility for having a coordinating organisation of an incorrect nature. However, as also described in the Work Programme, the coordinator is strongly encouraged to be a public or private research active university or a public or private non-profit research organisation.

13. Is there any specific requirement on the nature of the organisations acting as internationally-leading (advanced) partners?

No proposal will be disqualified on grounds of non-eligibility for having an internationally-leading organisation of an incorrect nature. However, as also described in the Work Programme, the internationally-leading organisations are encouraged to be public or private research intensive universities or research organisations.

14. Can enterprises (incl. research intensive companies and SMEs) participate in a Twinning proposal? Can they act as coordinators of Twinning proposals?

According to the Work Programme the main partners of a Twinning proposal are normally universities, research organisations, or private not for profit research institutions. However, once the minimum eligibility requirements are met, bringing in a company as an additional partner if properly justified is also possible. Applicants should pay attention to the fact that a [...]

15. How is a research active or a research intensive university defined? For example can an institution that does not grant doctoral degrees, but is very active in R&D and has a history of significant EU projects be considered as research active or research intensive?

There is no pre-defined definition of research active or research intensive universities or research organisations for the objectives of this call. Also as specified before, no proposal will be disqualified on grounds of non-eligibility for having an organisation of an incorrect nature. Having mentioned the above, in direct answer to the question, research should be [...]

16. Is there any limitation on how many Twinning proposals one organisation from a Widening country can coordinate? Is there a limitation in how many proposals an internationally-leading partner can participate in?

There is no limitation on how many Twinning proposals one organisation from a Widening country can coordinate. There is no limitation for an internationally-leading partner to be involved in several Twinning proposals.

18. Is it possible to submit a proposal as an organisation that represents a group of research entities within the Widening Country? All of these entities would operate as a single organisation.

Yes, this is possible.