European Research Council: Commission welcomes review of structures and mechanisms
EU Commissioner Janez Potočnik today received the report on the review of the European Research Council's (ERC) structures and mechanisms from the review panel's chair Professor Vaira Vike-Freiberga. This report represents a thorough scrutiny of the ERC structures, conducted by a high-level independent panel of experts. The Commission will respond to the report's recommendations and present its proposals on the future of the ERC by October 2009. The report emphasises the considerable achievements of the ERC and its critical role in the European Research Area, and highlights the need to take measures to ensure the sustainability of its initial success.