What is the ERC (European Research Council)? Find more information here:

-ERC website
-Euresearch: the Swiss guide to European research & innovation

Q: Can ask for an extension of my ERC Project?

Requests of extension must be done after the mid-term report and up to 6 months before the end date of the project. The maximum extension granted is 12 months and the reasons “valid” for allowing such extension are:

1. Maternity or long term leave of PI
2. Scientific reasons

As far as we know ERCEA won’t allow extensions for other reasons, such as problems with the host institution or late recruitment of the staff. You first inform the PO and then he/she guides you through the process.