Re: What is the difference between the EC, the EC, and the ERC ?

From: Leslie Carr <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:23:16 +0000

On 11 Jan 2008, at 14:01, N. Miradon wrote:

> Could someone who understands these things explain to me what is the
> difference between the "European Research Council", the "European
> Council"
> and the "European Commission" ?

From the front page of the ERC website (
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> The creation of the European Research Council (ERC) by the common
> action of the political institutions of the European Union (the
> Commission, the Parliament and the Council of Ministers) represents
> a landmark event for science policy in our continent. By this
> action, Europe is taking a decisive step towards the formation of a
> common European Research Area. The ERC will be the first pan-
> European funding agency for frontier research in all fields of
> knowledge, from the Humanities and Social Sciences, to the Life
> Sciences and to the Physical and Engineering Sciences.

Les Carr
Received on Fri Jan 11 2008 - 16:32:48 GMT

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