How we work

The structure of the European Science Foundation is designed to support the on-going commitments that we perform for our Member Organisations which mostly involve the coordination of international research programmes. ESF employees also support the high-level Expert Boards and Committees currently supported by ESF.

In addition, we ensure there is a high level of quality assurance and resources to execute the contracts that we currently hold with the European Commission, including acting as the legal entity to provide and manage the scientific, administrative and technical secretariat for COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). The COST governance is in the hands of the Committee of Senior Officials, representing governments of 36 countries.

We are also evaluating opportunities to support the science community with services in areas such as peer review, evaluation support, career tracking and conferences.