SRNSFG disseminates information about appointment of seven experts in the committee to conduct the search for the next president of the European Research Council (ERC). According to the European Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas, the committee will be chaired by former European Commissioner Mario Monti, President of Bocconi University, also former Prime Minister of Italy.
The committee will make recommendations to the European Commission in time for the next ERC president to take up duties on 1 January 2020, as successor to the current president, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon. Moedas also noted that ERC has become a powerhouse of science and will be a key pillar in an even more ambitious research and innovation framework programme that will follow Horizon 2020.
The search committee members are:
Chair Mario MONTI
Further information can be accessed on the website.