Science at the service of Europe

Research is the motor for European prosperity

Within the European Commission, the role of the Research Directorate General is to manage and promote activities that help to provide the EU with an integrated and world-leading research capability. The vision is to build a European Research Area (ERA), in which Community-wide cooperation in science and technology mobilises the resources needed to achieve excellence, raise research efficiency and effectiveness, makes Europe more attractive to scientists and technologists from around the world, and encourages the free movement of knowledge.