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26-07-2019 | © picture
Pablo Amor, the first and longtime Director of the ERC is due to retire at the end of July. Before he left he gave us an insight into his career and what it is like managing such a singular Executive Agency.
14-12-2018 | © picture
“A small miracle” – this is how Professor Klaus Bock, a long serving Vice-President of the ERC, describes the ERC's progress during its short existence. We asked the organic chemist to explain the six most decisive factors in its success.
22-10-2018 | © picture
Martin Stokhof, ERC Vice-President and Scientific Council member, explores the idea that some of the ERC's added value is the contribution it can make to the creation of a European identity.
12-10-2018 | © picture
Nektarios Tavernarakis, current ERC Scientific Council member, and past winner of ERC Advanced and Proof of Concept grants, gives a Greek perspective on the influence of the ERC.
25-09-2018 | © picture
Go beyond your lab, take part in the debate, share the passion for scientific Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council
13-09-2018 | © picture
Researchers sometimes have certain incorrect ideas about the ERC grant application process – "myths" that discourage them from applying for funding. In this article, Giulio Superti-Furga responds to some common misperceptions he has encountered over the years.  Professor Superti-Furga, a molecular and systems biologist, has experience from both sides of the fence: he won several ERC grants from 2009 to 2015 and became a member of the ERC's Scientific Council in 2017. 
31-07-2018 | © picture
10..9… 8…7… Sylvestre Lacour and his team members watch the screen nervously. They smile, but you can feel the tension in the room …6…5…4…It's still night outside and the air is frozen at the...
19-07-2018 | © picture
ERC grantee Johan Rockstrom believes communication is key to research success. In 2009 he won the "Swede of the year" award for science communication. Here he shares some tips and tricks.
09-07-2018 | © picture
In today's world troubled by misinformation and "fake news", I see it as more important than ever to engage with the public when it comes to research, showing how it functions and its value,...
09-07-2018 | © picture
Horizon Europe, an ambitious 100 billion EUR research and innovation programme for 2021 to 2027 was recently proposed by the European Commission. To see what this will mean for the ERC, we interviewed Carlos...