Brussels, 1 March 2022
Today, the Commission appointed three new members to the Scientific Council, the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC). The new members are: Chryssa Kouveliotou, professor at the George Washington University, Washington D.C., US; László Lovász, professor emeritus at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary; and Giovanni Sartor, professor at the University of Bologna and at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. These scientists are appointed for an initial period of four years, replacing three members whose mandate expired.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said:
“The ERC Scientific Council is composed of some of the most eminent European scientists and scholars to govern Europe’s premier frontier research funding organisation. I warmly welcome the three new members who bring outstanding scientific competence that will complement the expertise of the sitting members.”
Maria Leptin, President of the ERC, said:
“We very much look forward to welcoming the new members. This addition will ensure that the independent ERC Scientific Council with its leading researchers from all disciplines continues to represent the scientific community in Europe across the full breadth of research domains. The ERC’s winning formula remains – for scientists, by scientists.”
The Scientific Council defines the ERC’s scientific funding strategy and methodologies. It is composed of 22 members who represent the scientific community in Europe. The Commission appoints the members, following recommendations by an independent Identification Committee.