Research, Innovation and Science

Commissioner takes part in the European Research Council's (ERC) 5th Anniversary Celebrations

l-r: Commissioner, Helga Nowotny, President of the ERC, and Minister Morton Østergaard Kristensen, Danish Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education © EU, 2012
"Through the ERC, Europe's top researchers are for the first time competing on a level playing field. And that, precisely, is the EU added-value"



Brussels, 29 February 2012


Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

I am delighted and proud to be here this evening to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the European Research Council – one of Europe's biggest success stories in the world of research.

This event marks the fact that the ERC has truly "come of age" as a world class funding organisation for frontier research.