The Horizon Europe Programme WIDERA Information Sharing Webinar, supported within the scope of the Competitive Sectors Programme of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, was held online on March 24, 2023.

WIDERA’s objectives include, improving the performance of Widening Countries (countries with lower R&D performance), using national and other EU funds in harmony, and generally aligning these funds with new ERA priorities in R&D systems.

During the webinar, WIDERA National Contact Point Dr. Derya Dönertaş provided detailed information about the programme with her presentation titled Expanding Participation and Spreading Excellence. In addition, OPINA Senior Representative from Istanbul Okan University, Prof. Dr. Semih Bilgen presented the OPINA Project and described how the work has been extended to new national and international collaborative initiatives.