The Leibniz Association’s Europe Office monitors EU research policy developments and decision-making processes at close hand, as well as EU legislative procedures that are of relevance to research. This enables it to make sure the Leibniz Association’s interests are considered at an early stage of the process of developing future EU strategies and framework programmes for research.

One of the Europe Office’s main activities is helping the Leibniz institutions position themselves strategically within the European research landscape. It does this by initiating and organising themed events, advising the institutions on submitting proposals for and managing EU projects, and putting them in contact with the European institutions.

  • Representation of interests in the field of research policy
  • Facilitating contact with the European institutions
  • Information and training events
  • Support for events organised by the Leibniz institutions in Brussels
  • Guidance on submitting proposals and project management for Horizon 2020
  • Advice on submitting ERC proposals and interview training
  • Visitor work station and meeting room

In addition, the Leibniz Association is active at European level as a member of Science Europe, an umbrella association of European research funding and research performing organisations.

The European Research Council – Individual funding for the brightest minds

The EU Office offers individual support for proposal preparation as well as strategic consulting services for our institutes.

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