This Programme supports Croatian researchers in setting up collaboration with Principal Investigators of European Research Council (ERC) programmes with the aim of gaining experience and preparing their own proposal for ERC calls. The Programme funds research visits to ERC Principal Investigators in the duration of 1 to 6 months.

Five calls have been published within this Programme thus far (ERC-2017-05, ERC-2017-11, ERC-2018-05, ERC-2019-10, ERC-2021) and eight young scientists were given the opportunity to visit respected European scientists.

One of the beneficiaries of the Programme, Prof. Jasenka Gudelj, was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2019 for her project Architectural Culture of the Early Modern Eastern Adriatic (AdriArchCult).