ERC welcomes EFSI agreement
The Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC) has issued a statement welcoming the outcome of the negotiations between the Council and the European Parliament on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).
According to ERC President Prof. Bourguignon, "this compromise concerning the budget gives a clear sign that frontier research has an important role to play in Europe and that its support will always be given proper consideration. I would like to thank all parties involved for agreeing to safeguard the ERC budget." He added that he saw the outcome of the negotiations "as a vote of confidence for the ERC whose fundamental action is to select ambitious researchers on the basis of their most innovative ideas. It will allow the ERC to pursue its mission to make Europe more competitive and to enhance its capacity to attract top talent from near and afar."
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