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ELKH joins Science Europe


On May 19, 2021, the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH) became the newest member of Science Europe.

Science Europe is an association of major European research funding and research performing organizations in 28 countries, established in 2011 to promote the collective interest of its members and to foster collaboration between them.

The Science Europe General Assembly approved ELKH’s membership application. Secretary-General Dr. Lidia Borrell-Damián welcomed ELKH as a new Member Organization. The addition of ELKH to the network further helps to strengthen and diversify its network and increase its ability to support excellence in research of Europe and beyond.

“Science Europe is pleased to welcome ELKH as an organization that plays a central role in its respective national research system in Europe. We look forward to collaborating with ELKH and enriching our association with its expertise” said Marc Schiltz, President of Science Europe.

President of ELKH, Dr. Miklós Maróth welcomed the announcement. “We highly appreciate the opportunity to join Science Europe and together with its distinguished members contribute to the advancement of science. The mission of ELKH is to operate Hungary’s publicly funded research network with a continued emphasis on excellence. Crucial to delivering our mission is to help translate the results of basic and applied research into solutions that address domestic and global, social and environmental challenges and look to a future of building new partnerships in related research programs. We support Hungary’s endeavour to strengthen its position in Europe’s R&I ecosystem and are committed to contributing to its development. I look forward to our involvement in shaping the best conditions and policies for scientific research in Europe in partnership with Science Europe”.

Science Europe now represents 38 research funders and performers from 28 countries. Its members make a significant contribution to European scientific research, are crucial stakeholders in European science and research policymaking, and spend €23.9 billion on research per year.

Science Europe carries out advocacy and policy activities in a variety of research policy areas including Cross-border Collaboration, EU Framework Programmes: Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, Innovation and Impact, Open Access to Scientific Publications, and Open Science amongst others.

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