Professor Milena Žic Fuchs and Professor Eystein Jansen appointed to the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), the Scientific Council#

Two members of Academia Europaea, Professor Milena Žic Fuchs from University of Zagreb and a member of the Linguistic Studies section and Professor Eystein Jansen from the University of Bergen, a member of the Earth and Cosmic Scieces section and academic director of the Academia Europaea Bergen Knowledge Hub were among the six eminent scientists and scholars apointed to the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), the Scientific Council.

The ERC Scientific Council, composed of 22 distinguished scientists and scholars representing the European scientific community, is the independent governing body of the ERC. Its main role is setting the ERC strategy and selecting the peer review evaluators. It is chaired by ERC President Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon. Members of the Scientific Council are selected by an independent Identification Committee, composed of seven distinguished scientists appointed by the European Commission.

Professor Milena Žic Fuchs
Professor Milena Žic Fuchs

Professor Eystein Jansen
Professor Eystein Jansen

About the ERC#

The European Research Council, set up by the European Union in 2007, is the premiere European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. Every year, it selects and funds the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age, to run projects in Europe. The ERC also strives to attract top researchers from anywhere in the world to come to work in Europe. To date, the ERC has funded around 9,000 top researchers at various stages of their careers. It offers four core grant schemes: Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy Grants. The ERC has a budget of over €13 billion for the years 2014 to 2020, part of Horizon 2020, for which European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Carlos Moedas is responsible.

ERC press statement#




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