Science Europe publishes statement on ERC
As a reaction on the news of Pablo Amor’s imminent early departure as Director of ERCEA, the ERC Executive Agency, Science Europe has issued a press release stressing the importance of the European Research Council's autonomy. Science Europe reiterates the fundamental need to maintain the ERC’s independence in the future. In order to continue to identify and support word class scientific research, the ERC’s Scientific Council and ERCEA both require the highest degree of autonomy in their scientific and administrative decision making, Science Europe states.
“The level of scientific excellence aimed for by the ERC needs to be reflected in its management and this has so far been personified in Pablo Amor and the ERCEA staff. This must not change” added Stephan Kuster, Secretary General of Science Europe.