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European Science Foundation (ESF)


Since 1972 CNR is one of the founder members of the European Science Foundation (ESF)

ESF is a non-governmental institution of 79 member organizations devoted to scientific research in 30 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, England, Island, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Hungary. In Italy, in addition to CNR, also the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) has joined the Foundation. ESF's main purpose is to promote high quality science at a European level.

ITS GOAL: the progress of scientific research in Europe.

WAYS TO REACH IT: by playing a liaison role among the main European research institutions; by creating common programs and spotting new research lines; stimulating European researchers’ mobility and information exchange; promoting the design and achievement of new research projects; developing cooperation on fundamental research within the five basic scientific areas: “Life and Natural Sciences”, “Biomedical Sciences”, “Physical and Engineering Sciences”, “Social and Economic Sciences”, “Humanities”.

ESF STRUCTURE
GOVERNING BODIES: President, 2 Vice Presidents, Chief Executive, Governing Council, Science Advisory Board, General Assembly of all member-Organizations, Finance and Audit Committee and 5 Standing Committees (each working on a scientific field):

  • Medical Sciences (EMRC)
  • Physical and Engineering Sciences (PESC)
  • Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (LESC)
  • Social Sciences (SCSS)
  • Humanities (SCH)

ACTIVITIES:
Strategic: Forward Looks, Member Organization Fora, Exploratory Workshops
Synergic: Research Networking Programs, ESF Research Conferences, Eurocores Programs
Managed: COST, ERA-NET and other CE contracts for support and coordination activities

To know more about: http://www.attivitaeuropee.cnr.it/european-science-foundation’s-collaboration-instruments

The ESF is committed to facilitating cooperation and collaboration in European science on behalf of its principal stakeholders (Member Organizations and Europe's scientific community). This cross-border activity combines both 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' approaches in the long-term development of science.
The Foundation is committed to providing scientific leadership through its networking expertise and by ensuring that there is a European added value to all of its initiatives and projects.

The ESF is committed to facilitating cooperation and collaboration in European science on behalf of its principal stakeholders (Member Organizations and Europe's scientific community). This cross-border activity combines both 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' approaches in the long-term development of science.
The Foundation is committed to providing scientific leadership through its networking expertise and by ensuring that there is a European added value to all of its initiatives and projects.

REPRESENTATIVES:
Italian Representative within ESF Governing Council
Prof. Luciano MAIANI President of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

CNR Representatives within ESF Standing Committees
PESC (Physical and Engineering Sciences)Dr. Sauro SUCCI (core group)
EMRC (Medical Sciences)Dr. Giovanni PACINI (core group)
LESC (Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences) Prof. Giuseppe SCARASCIA MUGNOZZA (core group)
SCH (Humanities)Dr. Andrea BOZZI (core group)
SCSS (Social Sciences)Dr. Maria Rosaria CARLI (core group)








Representative within the "FINANCE and AUDIT COMMITTEE"
Dr.ssa Nicoletta PALAZZO

CNR Representatives within the Expert Boards
“Marine Board”Dr. Giuseppe CAVARRETTA
“MatSEEC” (Materials Science and Engineering Expert Committee)Prof. Francesco PRIOLO



The ESF is committed to facilitating cooperation and collaboration in European science on behalf of its principal stakeholders (Member Organizations and Europe's scientific community). This cross-border activity combines both 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' approaches in the long-term development of science.
The Foundation is committed to providing scientific leadership through its networking expertise and by ensuring that there is a European added value to all of its initiatives and projects.

 
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