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European Science Foundation (ESF)

The European Science Foundation (ESF) is an association of 79 member organisations devoted to scientific research in 30 European countries. ESF's core purpose is to promote high quality science at a European level.

The ESF is committed to facilitating cooperation and collaboration in European science on behalf of its principal stakeholders (Member Organisations and Europe's scientific community). This cross-border activity combines both 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' approaches in the long-term development of science.


General enquiries: Terje Emblem

Discipline-oriented enquiries: see committees

What does ESF offer?

The research community benefits from the ESF through its various instruments and activities, designed to bring European researchers together to network and share their knowledge for the benefit of European Research.

Norwegian participation

The scientific activities in ESF are organised in five scientific standing committees and five expert committees and boards. Norway participates in the standing committees and in several of the expert boards.