Invitation to participate in the ERC Information Day: Meet the ERC

The Croatian Ministry of Science and Education and the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes, together with the European Research Council are organizing virtual ERC Information Day in Croatia on 2 December 2020. The event is envisioned as the opportunity for researchers to learn useful information on ERC grants and to meet the people “behind the ERC” in Croatia and in the ERC Executive Agency. Primary focus of the event is to encourage researchers to apply to ERC grants offering them the right information, but also to introduce them to grantees who have already gone through the successful process of application.

The Croatian Minister of Science and Education, Radovan Fuchs together with the Milena Žic Fuchs, the member of the ERC Scientific Council, will address the participants during the Welcome session, followed by short session during which the ERC Scientific Officers will provide beneficial information on ERC grant schemes and the application process.

In two speed dating sessions called “meet the grantees”, participants will have the opportunity to take part in the discussion with one of the grantees: Stipan Jonjić (University of Rijeka), Vernesa Smolčić (University of Zagreb), Jadranka Šepić (University of Split), Iva Tolić (Ruđer Bošković Institute), Nenad Pavin, (University of Zagreb).

Participation is free and the official language during the info day is English.

If you are interested in taking part, please fill the form on the following link no later than 26 November 2020. Please make sure you indicate clearly your order of preference for the speed dating sessions with the grantees.

The link to attend the ERC Information Day and any additional information about the event will be subsequently sent to all registered participants.

We kindly ask you to forward this invitation to all interested researchers and research institutions in Croatia.

Below you can see the agenda of the ERC Information day as well as the trailer for the ERC campaign in Croatia to increase the number of applicants.

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at and 
We are looking forward seeing you!



10:00 Welcome address
Radovan FUCHS, Minister of Science and Education
Milena ŽIC FUCHS, ERC Scientific Council Member

10:30 An introduction to the ERC
Jerko MARKOVINA, ERC Scientific Officer

11:00 Coffee break

11:15 Meet the grantees
Moderator Ana BUTKOVIĆ, ERC Croatian NCP

  • Stipan JONJIĆ, University of Rijeka
  • Vernesa SMOLČIĆ, University of Zagreb
  • Jadranka ŠEPIĆ, University of Split
  • Iva TOLIĆ, Ruđer Bošković Institute
  • Nenad PAVIN, University of Zagreb

11:45 Grantee speed-dating
Moderator Sonja LESJAK, ERC Croatian Programme Committee Member

12:30 Lunch break

14:00 ERC Dos and Don’ts
Peter EGGER, ERC Panel Member

14:30 Grantee speed-dating
Moderator Sonja LESJAK, ERC Croatian Programme Committee Member

15:15 Closing remarks

15:30 End of the event


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