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The Scientific Council, the ERC's governing body, defines the scientific funding strategy and methodologies. It acts on behalf of the scientific community in Europe to promote creativity and innovative research.

The Scientific Council is composed of eminent scientists and scholars, including some Nobel Prize winners. The members are appointed by the European Commission, on the recommendations of an independent Identification Committee.

The Chair of the Scientific Council is the President of the ERC and the formal representative of the ERC as well as its Scientific Council with the European Commission and other bodies. The President chairs the ERC Board and Scientific Council meetings and prepares the agenda.

The President is assisted by three Vice-Presidents who are equally the Vice-Chairs of the Scientific Council.

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Press release 3/12/2015: New Vice President of the ERC Scientific Council

Vice-President
Prof. Klaus BOCK
Vice-President
Vice-President
Prof. Núria SEBASTIAN GALLES

Meetings of the Scientific Council 2016

16-17 February - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
14-15 April - Copenhagen, Denmark Agenda, Minutes

Meetings of the Scientific Council 2015

23-25 February - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
22-23 April - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
1-3   J u n e      Strasbourg, France Agenda, Minutes
    7-9 October -   Talinn, Estonia Agenda, Minutes
2-4  December - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes

Meetings of the Scientific Council 2014

3-4 February - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
24-26 March - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
16-18   J u n e      Oslo, Norway Agenda, Minutes
20  - 2 2 October -   Zagreb, Croatia Agenda, Minutes
1-3  December - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes

Meetings of the Scientific Council 2013

28-30 January - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
18-20 March - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
17-19 June - Bratislava, Slovakia Agenda, Minutes
21-23 October - Utrecht, Netherlands Agenda, Minutes
2-4 December - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes

Meetings of the Scientific Council 2012

28-29 February - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
26-27 April - Sofia, Bulgaria Agenda, Minutes
19-21 June - Brussel, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
4-6 October - Cyprus Agenda, Minutes
4-5 December - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes

Meetings of the Scientific Council 2011

8-9 February - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
12-13 April - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
21-22 June - Budapest, Hungary Agenda, Minutes
20-21 October - Riga, Latvia Agenda, Minutes
6-7 December - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes

Meetings of the Scientific Council 2010

11-12 March - Bucharest, Romania Agenda, Minutes
29-30 April - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
29-30 June - Santiago de
Compostela, Spain
Agenda, Minutes
28-29 October - Luxembourg Agenda, Minutes
16-17 December - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes

Meetings of the Scientific Council 2009

13-14 October - Brussels, Belgium Agenda, Minutes
15-16 December - Rehovot, Israel Agenda, Minutes

Former Presidents and Secretary Generals

Prof. Helga Nowotny took office as ERC President in March 2010 and her mandate ended at the close of 2013. She succeeded the founding ERC President, Prof. Fotis Kafatos, before which she was ERC Vice-President (2007-2010). Prof. Donald Dingwell’s mandate as ERC Secretary General started in September 2010 and ended at the close of 2013. The founding Secretary General was Prof. Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker (Jan 2007-Jun 2009) who was succeeded by Prof. Andreu Mas-Colell (Jul 2009-Aug 2010).