Remit of ERCOM
ERCOM is an EMS committee consisting of Scientific Directors of
European Research Centres in the Mathematical Sciences, or their chosen
representatives. Only European centres which are institutional members
of the EMS, predominantly research oriented, with an international
scientific board and a large international visiting programme, covering
a broad area of the Mathematical Sciences are eligible for
representation in ERCOM. The eligibility of centres is decided by the
EMS Executive Committee after consultations with ERCOM.
ERCOM aims to contribute to the unity of Mathematics, from fundamentals to
The purposes of ERCOM are:
to constitute a forum for communications and exchange of information between
the centres themselves and EMS
to foster collaboration and coordination between the centres themselves and EMS
to foster advanced research training on a European level
to advise the Executive Committee of the EMS on matters relating to activities
of the centres
to contribute to the visibility of the EMS
to cultivate contacts with similar research centres within and outside Europe
The Chair of ERCOM is nominated by the committee and approved by the Executive
Committee of the EMS. The Chair of ERCOM proposes a Vice-Chair who is nominated by
ERCOM and approved by the EMS. The terms of office for each are four years, with the
possibility of re-appointment for another two-year period. The Executive Committee of
the EMS appoints a Delegate to act as bridge between this committee and ERCOM.
The Committee meets at least once annually.
The research centres cover the expenses of ERCOM.
If your centre is not currently represented in ERCOM and you feel that it meets the above
criteria, we encourage you to fill out our questionnaire concerning the eligibility of
your centre's representation in ERCOM.
Please download the ERCOM questionnaire (2014) as
fill it in and send it by email or surface mail to the ERCOM chair.