ERCIM - European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics
The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM, www.ercim.eu) is a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG), comprised of a network of research institutes from twenty European countries, embodying more than 12,000 researchers and engineers. ERCIM is based in Sophia Antipolis (France) with an antenna in Brussels.
ERCIM’s mission is to: foster collaborative work within the European research community in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Applied Mathematics; advise the European Commission and national governments; and increase co-operation with European industry. ERCIM is also the European host of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), whose mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.