European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures

The third volume of the ESFRI Scripta series is built on the outcomes of the ad hoc Working Group on Innovation
A Reinforced European Research Area Partnership for Excellence and Growth
More effective national research systems, Optimal transnational co-operation and competition, An open labour market for researchers, Optimal circulation, access to and transfer of scientific knowledge
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The second volume of the ESFRI Scripta series is dedicated to the outcomes of the ad hoc Working (WG) Group on Long-Term Sustainability (LTS) of Research Infrastructures.
Research Infrastructures contribute to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy and its Innovation Union Flagship Initiative and enable the building up of the European Research Area.
The ESFRI Roadmap identifies new Research Infrastructures (RI) of pan-European interest corresponding to the long term needs of the European research communities, covering all scientific areas.
The ESFRI Roadmap

ESFRI Events

19.03.2018 to 21.03.2018
Sofia, Bulgaria
The 64th ESFRI Forum Meeting will be held from the 19th to the 21th of March 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. ESFRI delegates, permanent experts and observers, may find the agenda of the meeting below. Paraller SWG...

24.01.2018 to 25.01.2018
Bologna, Italy
There is a growing consensus that it is important to be able to assess the value of research infrastructures, not only for research, but also for the society at large. But currently there is no unified framework for the impact...


The European Commission announced on 14 March 2018 the adoption of the Implementation Roadmap for the European Science Cloud. Overall, the document presents the results and available evidence from...
Swiss and Greek research groups are the first foreign users of the laser facility in Szeged where laser equipment is already operational. The experiments may lay the foundations for the development...

RI Events

Brussels, Belgium
The high-level Horizon 2020 conference – organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, in close cooperation with Directorates General for Education and Culture and for Communications...

Berlin, Germany
The 11th RDA Plenary Meeting will take place from the 21st to the 23rd March 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Under the theme "From Data to Knowledge", the Plenary meeting welcomes the participation of all data scientists, experts and...


ESFRI Scripta Volume II: 'Long-Term Sustainability of Research Infrastructures'

The second volume of the ESFRI Scripta series is dedicated to the outcomes of the ad hoc Working (WG) Group on Long-Term Sustainability (LTS) of Research Infrastructures.ESFRI has previously developed its concept of lifecycle of the Research Infrastructures in the framework of the Roadmap evaluation exercise, and at all stages of the lifecycle different aspects of sustainability were identified. The LTS WG has analysed the Long-Term Sustainability of Research Infrastructures from a broad perspective taking the ESFRI viewpoint well beyond the mere economical analysis.

ESFRI 2016 Annual Report  

ESFRI prepares an Annual Report to summarise its main activities and results of the year. This report is published  for transparent information on the activity of ESFRI to all interested stakeholders and the general public
and it is in particular made available to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament. The Report is not a strategy document, but provides an overview of the ESFRI activities and meetings – Plenary Forum, Executive Board and Working Group Chairs Meetings, Working Group
Meetings and other events, conferences and workshops – organised during the year.

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