Only 10 years after its inception, the European Research Council (ERC) is a well-established niche programme in the European research funding landscape. And, as it is dedicated to fund academic research, it has shaped, and redrawn, some of the rules and hierarchies of academic communities across Europe.
As part of a discussion on ERC, Thomas König will present his book "The European Research Council" and shed light on the historical circumstances leading to the ERC’s establishment and discuss the intended, as well as unintended, impact on research across Europe, and specifically on the social sciences. Balázs Trencsényi, Head of the History Department, CEU will give an introduction and moderate the discussion.
Date: January 22nd 2019, 12.45-2.15 pm