The ESFRI Stakeholders Forum   



The ESFRI Stakeholders Forum is a newly established platform, developed by ESFRI with the ambition to instigate an open dialogue among the different European research infrastructure stakeholders, in order to reinforce the position of Research Infrastructures (RIs) as an essential pillar of the European Research Area (ERA). This concept was presented in the ESFRI White Paper adopted in 2020.

As we move towards a renewed ERA the participatory element should be applied across the ERA, including ESFRI and RIs as to position them at the heart of the research and innovation ecosystem, and closely interlinking them with different actors, such as researchers, educators, policy makers, citizens, businesses and others. The Stakeholders Forum aims to engage these actors and facilitate regular discussion among them.

The Stakeholders Forum initiative reflects ESFRI’s intention to look beyond the traditional RI communities. The platform aims to attract stakeholders, raise their awareness across the whole research and innovation ecosystem, and facilitate their cooperation and mutual learning. Expected results are new and improved services by RIs, with their enhanced use across various communities. These stakeholders include, amongst others, decision and policymakers, municipalities, citizens, socio-economic actors, research organisations and higher education institutions with scientific communities participating in ERA activities, which may contribute to or run the RIs, or are their potential users of RIs.

Do you want to participate in the dialogue about Research Infrastructures in Europe and their future, exchange point of views and network better? Fill out the Expression of Interest form, become an active member of the ESFRI Stakeholders Forum and help consolidate the European RI's ecosystem.

Detailed information about how the platform will work and how stakeholders can participate in discussions will be available in due course. Join now and stay up-to-date!

Following the virtual High-Level launch event on 24 March 2022, the 1st ESFRI Stakeholders Forum Meetup is scheduled to take place on September 15th, 2022 in Brussels (by invitation only).