Press Release

  • Jellyfish: Disgusting? Useful! 

    October 12, 2017

    ESF participates in European research project on the use of jellyfish blooms as solutions for producing new products Global climate change and the human impact on marine ecosystems result in decreasing the number of fish in the ocean. Since overfishing decreases the numbers of jellyfish competitors, their blooms are in rise. They are regarded as annoying... Read more

  • MERIL-2 Project launch introduces BETA version 

    June 20, 2017

    A European Commission-funded project to revive and improve the MERIL (Mapping of the European Research Infrastructure Landscape) database and portal is underway, with a new portal being previewed today at an event in Rome, Italy. The MERIL-2 project builds on the previous phases of MERIL that were initiated in 2010, with a view to building an up-to-date... Read more

  • If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, how does a journey around the solar system start? 

    April 07, 2017

    The DEMOCRITOS project is a H2020 SPACE funded project, with the aim to investigate the necessary demonstration activities in order to mature technologies for high power space transportation with nuclear electric propulsion (NEP).  The project concluded its activities today, in a workshop at the Delegation of the European Union in Moscow, Russia.  The... Read more

  • European Science Foundation kicks off a new career tracking survey of doctorate holders 

    March 29, 2017

    Nine European research performing and funding organisations on board Tuesday 28th March, 2017 – The European Science Foundation (ESF) and its new science services division Science Connect, have launched a new career tracking survey of doctorate holders. The survey has already started, collecting over 1800 responses to date, and it follows a successful... Read more


    March 23, 2017

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)Mars Analogue for Space Exploration (MASE) ProjectWednesday 29th March 2017 (09:30 – 12:00)CNRS - Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, Orléans, France.   The CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) will organise a press conference and visit on 29th of March at the Centre de Biophysique... Read more

  • ESF brings world’s leading scientists and researchers together to develop a “Community of Experts” 

    January 31, 2017

    The European Science Foundation (ESF) is expanding its resource network of European research expertise and talent to establish the ESF Community of Experts, which already has over 2,000 new members on board. This development reactivates the ESF network of international academics, science policy experts, key decision-makers and stakeholders across the... Read more

  • European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) welcomes outcomes from ESA Ministerial Council meeting 

    January 13, 2017

    While the overall level of subscription to ESA programmes is high and the ExoMars programme is secured, ESSC is concerned at the levels of undersubscription to the Earth Observation and Science in Space Environment programmesThe European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) - the independent expert committee on space sciences - has welcomed outcomes from the... Read more

  • European Science Foundation launches expert services division – Science Connect 

    January 06, 2017

    Strasbourg-based European Science Foundation (ESF) today announced the launch of its new, expert services division, Science Connect, which will be dedicated to providing practical and interdisciplinary support services to the science community and science stakeholders in Europe.  Building on ESF’s extensive network and experience, Science Connect will... Read more

  • Consortium partners announced for new European Commission funded SCOPE Project 

    November 14, 2016

    The European Science Foundation (ESF), l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) have been selected as Consortium partners for the new European Commission-funded SCOPE project. The Grant Agreement has been signed by all partners and the project will be launched in 2017. SCOPE aims to... Read more

  • European Science Foundation to present awards at European Space Agency event in London 

    September 16, 2016

    The European Science Foundation (ESF) and the European Space Agency will be presenting the first ever 'Solutions to Global Challenges' award and the 'Sustaining Human Presence in Space' award at the Space for Inspiration event today at the London Science Museum. The two-day event, which is organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), will focus on the work... Read more