The European Research Council (ERC) consists of a Scientific Council and an Executive Agency.
- The ERC Scientific Council (ScC) is the decision making body of the European Research Council (ERC) and sets the ERC’s scientific funding strategy. The chair of the Scientific Council is also the President of the ERC.
- The ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA), implements the ERC strategy as set by the Scientific Council, and is in charge of the day to day grant administration. An ERCEA Steering Committee supervises the ERCEA operations.
To couple the two constituents of the ERC and create an integrated structure, two integrative mechanisms were put in place: the Secretary General and the ERC Board.
The ERC operates with autonomy and integrity guaranteed by the European Commission, to which it is accountable.