Standing Committee of European Science Research Councils (ESRC)

Comité permanent des conseils européens de recherche scientifique

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1972; became, 1975, a Standing Committee of European Science Foundation (ESF). Currently replaced by 2 more specialized committees: Standing Committee on Life and Environmental Sciences (LESC); Standing Committee on Physical and Engineering Sciences (PESC).


Identify opportunities for collaboration and exchange of scientists; advise ESF on priorities based on peer review and input from national members; review progress in joint activities funded or coordinated through ESF and advise ESF on developments; promote joint activities between national members; contribute to harmonization of science policy among national members; publish results and support follow-up activities to encourage their application.

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are carried out within Framework Plan, first adopted 1989. ESRC lists opportunities as a base for developing ideas and preparing scientific programmes and networks of ESF; and for wider collaboration of European scientists both within Europe - as in European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), European Committee on Ocean and Polar Sciences (ECOPS) and Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee - and worldwide - as in the contribution of European Consortium for Ocean Drilling (ECOD) to International Ocean Drilling Program (ODP), of ESF Committee for the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) to World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), and in ESF polar programmes. Instrumental in setting up: European Environmental Network (EEN); European Large Magnet Field Facility (ELMF).


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Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 24 countries
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Subjects *

  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Science
    • Science
  • Policy-making
    • Policy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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