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2 The ERC: Funding Organisation and European Project

Martin Stokhof    Vice-President ERC; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Nederland    



In this contribution I will review some of the main characteristics that have made the ERC into the successful funding organisation that it is. But I also briefly look at the ERC from a different angle, viz., that of a European project, and argue that some of the added value of the ERC for Europe might also reside in the contribution it makes to the creation of a European identity.

keywords: European Research Council. European Research Area. Bottom-up research. Research excellence. European identity.

Language: en

Published: Feb. 24, 2020
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-332-8/002

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