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Title: Basic aims of ESF


1
Basic aims of ESF
  • to advance European cooperation in basic research
    (mobility of researchers, free flow of
    information and ideas, use of facilities)
  • to examine and advise on research and science
    policy issues of strategic importance
  • to plan, and where appropriate, to manage
    collaborative research activities

2
ESF structure
Assembly
Governing CouncilExecutive Board
Scientific Standing Committees
Expert Committees Boards (EMB, EPB, CRAF,
ESSC,NuPECC)
MedicalSciencesEMRC
Life EnvironmentalSciencesLESC
Physical EngineeringSciencesPESC
HumanitiesSCH
SocialSciencesSCSS
  • EURESCOCommittee

Strasbourg office
3
ESF instruments
  • Exploratory workshops
  • European research conferences
  • Scientific networks
  • Scientific programmes
  • Science policy workshops/symposia
  • Scientific forward looks
  • EUROCORES (European Science Foundation
    Collaborative Research Programmes)

4
Exploratory workshops
  • normally one-off specialist meetings
  • spearheading topics
  • bottom-up through Open Call
  • occasionally top-down on key topics
  • may lead to ESF or other networks à la carte
    programmes FP proposals position statements
  • 25-30 scientists involved

5
European research conferences (EURESCO)
  • 80-100 scientists involved
  • supported by EURESCO Office
  • ESF new funding mechanism 1999
  • links to EC Framework Programme Conference Scheme

Established 1990
6
European research conferences (EURESCO)
  • stimulation of free discussion on forefront
    topics
  • no published proceedings
  • bring together younger and more experienced
    researchers
  • may develop into series with conferences every 2
    years

Established 1990
7
Scientific networks
  • planned package of workshops, exchange visits and
    dissemination for a three-year period
  • encouragement given to inter-disciplinarity
  • Core Steering Groups of 8-12 people
  • reaching out to the wider community
  • self-managed
  • financial limit 75k - 100k

Established 1985
8
Scientific programmes(à la carte funding)
  • coordination of major scientific endeavours over
    a five-year period
  • supported by ESF Member Organisations through
    additional à la carte funding
  • typically include workshops, inter-laboratory
    exchanges, fellowship programmes and dissemination

9
Scientific programmes(à la carte funding)
  • Core Steering Group of 8-12 scientists
  • may link to other initiatives, including the
    Framework Programme
  • may arise from exploratory workshops, networks or
    directly (PESC issues on Open Call)
  • financing in the range of 90k - 250k per annum

10
Scientific policy workshops/symposia
  • includes Science Policy and Large Research
    Facilities meetings
  • 50-100 scientists / science administrators /
    policy makers
  • lead to reports or to new ESF initiatives
  • close involvement with Member Organisations

11
Large research facilities (LRFs)
  • in ESF mandate since 1974
  • ESF scientific studies for LRFs has led to the
    creation of new facilities eg ESRF
  • LRF studies comprise analysis of the scientific
    and technical care and follow up with funding
    organisations
  • ESF also undertakes assessments and evaluations
    of LRFs

12
Large research facilities
  • Recent studies
  • Broad band computer-networking in Europe
  • European social survey
  • Scientific case for a European 100-tesla
    laboratory
  • Review of synchrotron facilities for the
    biosciences
  • Survey of neutron scattering facilities (with
    OECD)
  • Radio astronomy frequencies

13
Large research facilities
  • are a key element in the construction of the
    European Research Area
  • provide the research environment necessary to
    attract and retain young researchers
  • ESF working with the EC towards the Research
    Infrastructures Conference, Strasbourg, September
    2000

14
ESF Scientific Forward Looks
  • medium - long term scientific perspectives
  • multidisciplinary topics viewed from a European
    level
  • brings together scientists and policy makers from
    ESF Member Organisations
  • wide consultation
  • major reports and action plans should result

15
European Science FoundationCollaborative
Research Programmes
  • EUROCORES
  • To provide European critical mass in specific
    topics
  • To develop multilateral funding collaboration
  • Open and transparent variable geometry
  • International peer review essential
  • Funding remains national but networked

16
European Science Foundation
  • 1 quai Lezay-Marnésia
  • 67080 Strasbourg cedex
  • France
  • Tel 33 (0)3 88 76 71 00
  • Fax 33 (0)3 88 37 05 32
  • Email communications_at_esf.org
  • www.esf.org
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