The European Science Foundation’s mission is guided by shared values that characterise its specific organisational culture. These values are:

  • Excellence: the gatekeeper criterion for all scientific activities; it will also drive the management philosophy and operating procedures;
  • Openness: to all scientists and disciplines; no barriers between disciplines; open sharing of results; transparency to stakeholders and partners;
  • Responsiveness: in its procedures and structure;
  • Pan-European: rising above national interests to the benefit of science in the whole of Europe;
  • Ethical awareness and human values: sensitive to societal and ethical considerations in all its activities; attention to gender aspect.