About us

Friends of the ERC is an initiative to organise a petition in support of the European Research Council (ERC) from 19 leading international scientists and universities from 8 different countries.

We recognize the ERC as the most important instrument in developing break-through, disruptive innovations from frontier science.

Through an open letter to European leaders and a petition, we urge the EU to protect the funding of the European Research Council in the long-term budget.

View the open letter and initial signatories here: www.FriendsoftheERC.eu/the-letter/


Contact us

E-mail: friendsoftheERC@uib.no

Friends of the ERC team

The initiative and petition are administered by the University of Bergen, Norway.

Are Straume, Coordinator
Anja Hegen, Adviser
Kristin Hansen, Adviser
Åshild Nylund, Communications

Collaborating petitions

We support Initiative for Science in Europe’s petition for a more ambitious budget allocation to Horizon Europe