The IMPLEMENT National Expert Centers, one per EU country, are the cornerstones of the EU Network. The NEC’s consist of institutes (or experts backed up by their institute) that are authorities in their field of work and in their networks.
The NEC’s help identifying and approaching experts for the EU-broad survey that IMPLEMENT will organize, enrich the network afterwards. They distribute the concept Research Agenda to ‘their’ experts and preside discussions and forums organized for giving feedback on the concept Research Agenda and later on translating the final Research Agenda into calls for Horizon 2020 and other programs or implementation paragraphs within calls.
This way, strong national networks will arise around the NEC’s. Finally, the IMPLEMENT Network will connect with other networks like EIS (European Implementation Score) and the UK Implementation Network (UK-IN), in which the NEC’s act as ambassadors per country.
- At the moment, these NEC’s are already active:
- We are still looking for candidate NEC’s in these EU countries: