Articles | Volume 53
17 Jun 2020
 | 17 Jun 2020

Equality of opportunities for next generation researchers in Europe: a snapshot discussion motivated by the ERC statistics

Nedjeljka Žagar and Thomas Schäfer

Data sets

Statistics European Research Council

Short summary
The paper reflects on the results of a survey carried out within the COST TN1301 Sci-Generation network among the holders of ERC starting grants originating from countries of Central and Eastern Europe. It is discussed how the the statistics of ERC starting grants is a mirror of host countries' and host institutions' ability to attract and keep the most talented young researchers.