The NCP systems can vary from one country to another, from highly centralized to decentralized networks, and a number of very different actors, from ministries to universities, research centers or special agencies to private consulting companies. Consequently, the type and level of services offered may differ from country to country.
NCPs of different countries and different Horizon 2020 parts worked together through NCP thematic networks. These networks facilitated transnational cooperation among NCPs, upgrading their systemic knowledge about their competence and offering tools in order to raise their standard of support.
This catalog compiles many of the "Best Practices” identified in such collaborations to enable knowledge and experience transfer between the different national NCP systems towards the start of Horizon Europe.