The ERCEA supports operationally the ERC Scientific Council. Based in Brussels, the ERCEA is also in charge of the day to day administration of the European Research Council (ERC). Among the many activities conducted by the ERCEA, it is also responsible for the peer review process.
The management team is appointed by the European Commission. It includes a Director and a Steering Committee:
- the director, Waldemar Kütt, is in charge of the management and the staff of the agency, as well as for the implementation of the ERCs strategy and positions;
- the Steering Committee is composed of 5 members and supervise the operations of the ERCEA. It is chaired by the European Commission’s Director-General for Research and Innovation, Jean-Eric Paquet, two Scientific Council members, and two Commission officials.
On 16 May 2020, Waldemar Kütt started a new mandate as Director of the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA). Waldemar Kütt was acting director of ERCEA since August 2019, when he took over the position from Pablo Amor.