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Our 36 members from 27 European countries bring together national research funding agencies and prominent research performing organisations. They are among Europe’s major players in public research funding. Together they spend over €18 billion on research each year.

Our members work with the Science Europe Office to leverage their collective expertise to shape the best possible conditions and policies for scientific research.

Science Europe’s 36 member organisations from 27 European countries are highly recognised nationally and internationally. Together, they contribute approximately €18 billion to research per year. They join forces in Science Europe to support the best conditions for research and researchers.

Science Europe’s initiatives and advocacy activities are based on the expertise and experience of our members. The Science Europe Office works closely with all members on a daily basis through mechanisms such as its Working Groups, Task Forces, and Policy Networks and through the association’s primary bodies, the Governing Board and the General Assembly.

Science Europe is fully funded by its members.

Information on membership

Criteria for membership

Member organisations should:

  • Have substantial and significant impact on their national research system and budget
  • Be primarily funded through national public funding
  • Have substantial operating independence from their national government

Our members

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Българска академия на науките


The leading scientific, spiritual, and expert centre of Bulgaria, conducting research, training, and other activities.

Leibniz Association
Leibniz Gemeinschaft


Addresses issues of social, economic, and ecological relevance through knowledge-driven and applied basic research.

Max Planck Society


Conducts basic research in the service of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.

National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare


A research agency dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the laws that govern them.

Spanish National Research Council
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas


Develops and promotes research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress in Spain.