The main goal of the European Research Council (ERC) is to encourage high quality research in Europe through competitive funding. In this section you can find out more about the ERC and the vital role it plays in supporting European leadership in world class research.
Here you'll discover the main objectives of the ERC, which include promoting 'bottom-up', curiosity driven frontier research and boosting the careers of excellent researchers from anywhere in the world.
Organisation and Working Groups
This section explains how the ERC is organized, and who is responsible for what. The ERC has also established two standing committees and five working groups. Here you can find more about their specific tasks.
Born in 2007, the ERC emerged as the first pan-European organisation for funding research. This section covers its evolution and creation of the ERC over the past few years.
Reviews and Development of the ERC
The ERC has undergone a close scrutiny since it was launched in 2007 to safeguard its continued success. In this section you will find more information about all the reviews performed on the ERC governance.
Facts and Figures
The ERC is a crucial component in Europe's long-term research strategy. The total budget allocated to the ERC, as part of Horizon 2020, for the period 2014 to 2020 is over € 13 billion. Find out more key figures here.
Call for Tenders
The ERC regularly publishes calls for tenders to procure goods and services in the frame of its tasks. Click here to find out more.