Proposal Check Workshop 2023

RICH Europe is organizing a Proposal Check Event for the Research Infrastructures call 2023. The hybrid event will take place on 16th and 17th February 2023 (noon-noon) at the Technology Centre Prague, Czech Republic. The event offers coordinators and proposers from widening countries a chance to improve the quality of project proposals based on feedbacks from experienced external evaluation experts and National Contact Points (NCPs). The hybrid event aims to transfer useful knowledge and increase proposers' chances for funding. The maximum number of proposals to be consulted is 6. The event is open as well to the RI NCPs giving them an opportunity (mainly to less experienced NCPs), to learn how the projects are evaluated. 


All interactions with the proposers will also be via the e-mail.  


The deadline for the targeted calls is March 9th 2023. Interested proposers must first register their Expression of Interest as soon as possible before the 6th february 2023. . Complete proposals must be sent by the 9th of February. The registration at the following document  as coordinator/project partner is considered as an Expression of Interest. 

 They will be confirmed on February the 10th 2023 the latest of their acceptance. This is timing to give as much time as possible to proposers to provide the most advanced draft possible.  

If selected, proposers will receive qualified feedback from experienced evaluator immediately during the proposal check session. The session will consist on:  

- first the evaluator and the experienced NCPs exchanging theirs view on the proposal (no proposers participation in this phase)  

- second on a max 5 minutes pitch from the coordinators to the evaluator 

- third one an interactive discussion and Q&A with the proposers, providing a feedback round.  


All participating experts, experienced NCPs and newcoming NCPs-observers will sign a confidentiality declaration.   


Selection of participants  


Proposers who apply to participate at the workshop go through a case-by-case selection process.  

They will be contacted as soon as possible after their expression of interest and the selection will be made based on the completeness of the advanced drafts received. Candidates will be informed of their selection no later than February 10th.  


Who can attend? 


The event will support proposals for Research Infrastructures calls under Horizon Europe, with a deadline on March 9th 2023. Participation to the event is for the coordinator either from a widening country or from the consortium with a partner(s) from widening country (i.e. one person, mandatory) plus one representative from a project partner institution from a widening coutry (i.e. one optional person). In exceptional cases, the coordinator may name a proxy to participate.  


RICH Europe consortium is aware of the need for discretion and protection of information including data protected by GDPR. For more see the Explanation on Discretion, Data Protection and Conditions for Participation.  

All participating experts and national contact points have signed a confidentiality declaration. No minutes or report will be shared.  


The event is free of charge.  


For further questions, please contact your NCP or send an e-mail to: 



Date and Location  


16th -17th February 2023 (noon-noon), Technology Centre Prague, Ve Struhách 27, Prague 6, Czech Republic 


Please, click here for the RICH Europe workshop_agenda





Applications (part B of the proposal)have to be submitted by the coordinators until the 9th February 2023 via the e-mail:  



Which calls are supported?  

This Proposal Check Event will check proposals for the following topics of Horizon Europe open calls: HORIZON-INFRA-2023-DEV-01, HORIZON-INFRA-2023-EOSC-01, HORIZON-INFRA-2023-SERV-01 and HORIZON-INFRA-2023-TECH-01 


Registrations are closed



List of relevant topics : 


Call - Developing, consolidating and optimising the European research infrastructures landscape, maintaining global leadership (2023) 

HORIZON-INFRA-2023-DEV-01-01: Concept development for a research infrastructure to manage, integrate and sustain large medical cohort studies  


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-DEV-01-02: Early phase implementation of ESFRI Projects which entered the ESFRI Roadmap in 2018  


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-DEV-01-03: Consolidation of the RI landscape – Individual support for evolution and long-term sustainability of pan-European research infrastructures 


 HORIZON-INFRA-2023-DEV-01-04: Consolidation of the RI landscape – development of complementarities, synergies and/or integration between a set of pan- European research infrastructures 


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-DEV-01-05: Preparation of common strategies for future development of RI technologies and services within broad RI communities  


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-DEV-01-06: Strengthen the bilateral cooperation on research infrastructures with Latin America 


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-DEV-01-07: Strengthening the international dimension of ESFRI and/or ERIC research infrastructures 


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-DEV-01-08: Preparatory phase of new ESFRI research infrastructure projects 


Call - Enabling an operational, open and FAIR EOSC ecosystem (2023)  


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-EOSC-01-01: Build on the science cluster approach to ensure the uptake of EOSC by research infrastructures and research communities 


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-EOSC-01-02: Development of community-based approaches for ensuring and improving the quality of scientific software and code 


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-EOSC-01-03: Planning, tracking, and assessing scientific knowledge production 


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-EOSC-01-04: Next generation services for operational and sustainable EOSC Core Infrastructure 


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-EOSC-01-05: EOSC Architecture and Interoperability Framework  


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-EOSC-01-06: Trusted environments for sensitive data management in EOSC 



Call - Research infrastructure services to support health research, accelerate the green and digital transformation, and advance frontier knowledge (2023) 


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-SERV-01-01: Research infrastructure services to enable R&I addressing main challenges and EU priorities 


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-SERV-01-02: Research infrastructure services advancing frontier knowledge 


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-SERV-01-03: Research infrastructure services advancing frontier knowledge: co-fund pilots with pan-European RIs and/or national RIs 


Call - Next generation of scientific instrumentation, tools, methods, and advanced digital solutions for RIs (2023)  


HORIZON-INFRA-2023-TECH-01-01: New technologies and solutions for reducing the environmental and climate footprint of RIs