“Provides high-quality, independent science operations to the European Research Area”

The European Science Foundation (ESF) is a non-governmental, internationally-oriented, non-profit association established in France in 1974.

It is committed to promoting the highest quality science in Europe to drive progress in research and innovation.

It works closely with its members and partners, sharing its expertise and offering solution-orientated scientific support aimed at increasing the quality and effectiveness of science and science-related activities in Europe.

It partners with diverse institutions by leading successful projects, facilitating informed decision-making through a broad range of science support partnerships: Research Project Grant Evaluation, the coordination of European projects, funding programmes and the administration of scientific platforms.


  • Integrity in the approach;
  • Partnership in all the activities;
  • Transparency of the processes;
  • Excellence in science management;
  • Evidence-based decision making.
  • President: Véronique Halloin
  • CEO: Nicolas Walter

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