Activities undertaken through European cooperation frameworks
Activities undertaken through European frameworks will be supported, in particular the EUROCORES collaborative scheme of the European Science Foundation (ESF).
The ESF has 70 members in 27 countries. Its EUROCORES scheme is aimed at providing an effective and efficient need-driven collaboration mechanism at a multinational level within Europe, which can be responsive to the emerging priorities of national funding agencies and their analogues within the European Science Foundation membership. It builds on existing national structures and maximises their value through collaboration while leaving funding 'ownership' with the national agencies.
A grant of up to 20 million will be provided to the European Science Foundation in order to support the implementation of the EUROCORES scheme, corresponding approximately to 20 EUROCOREs, each EUROCORE benefiting of no more than  M. The grant will be the subject of a contract (specific support action) between the Commission and the European Science Foundation. The grant will be disbursed on the basis of eligible costs defined in the contract.