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About us

Science Europe is the organisation representing major public organisations that fund or perform excellent, ground-breaking research in Europe. It brings together the expertise of some of the largest and most respected European research organisations to jointly push the frontiers of how scientific research is produced and delivers benefits to society.

Who we are

Science Europe is the association representing major public organisations that fund or perform excellent, ground-breaking scientific research in Europe.

It brings together the expertise of some of the largest and best-known research organisations in the world to jointly push the frontiers of how scientific research is produced and delivers benefits to society.

It advocate for science and the scientific community to help build the European Research Area and shape the global scientific agenda.

Members

Our 38 members from 28 European countries bring together national research funding agencies and prominent research performing organisations. They are among Europe’s major players in public research funding. Together they spend over €23.9 billion on research each year.

Our members work with the Science Europe Office to leverage their collective expertise to shape the best possible conditions and policies for scientific research.

Governing Board

The Science Europe Governing Board is the senior body of elected members who is entrusted by the General Assembly to define, guide, and monitor the strategic direction of the association. It consists of at least nine Heads of Science Europe's Member Organisations, including a President and two Vice-Presidents.

Governing Board members are elected by the General Assembly for a term of two years.

Global Research Council

The Global Research Council (GRC) is a global virtual organisation dedicated to building or enhancing collaboration across the international research funding community. To this end it promotes dialogue, and the sharing of best practices and data for high-quality collaboration among funding agencies worldwide. Science Europe is a long-time GRC member and is committed to supporting its mission.

Our team

The Science Europe Office identifies and coordinates activities to increase the collective influence and visibility of the association in Europe and globally.

Vacancies

Want to join us and help us strengthen innovative European research? Check out our current vacancies below.