2nd ESFRI Stakeholders Forum Meetup

Watch the full video recording HERE


The 2nd ESFRI Stakeholders Forum Meetup will take place on September 27th, 2023 in Tenerife, Spain. 

The discussions on this year's edition of the Meetup will specifically focus on three key areas: Funding, Access, Industry and interaction with Technology Infrastructures (TIs). Each session will start with a panel discussion, followed by group discussions where participants will address relevant questions also identified in consultation with stakeholders. There will be a common question posed for all three topics about how the next European Commission Work Programme 2025-2027 and the new Framework Programme should include them. The answers to this question will form the basis for the final session of the event.


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Missed the 1st Meetup? Read more here and watch the video recording!


Consultation for RIs & Stakeholders | ESFRI's approach on RI Impact Assessment | 30 May 2023 | Online

Impact assessment (IA) is an important part of the policy-making process, as it helps evaluation of the potential effects of proposed policies on various stakeholders and the making of informed decisions about whether to adopt, modify, or reject a proposed policy.
ESFRI is conscious of the importance of RIs impact assessment, including on the sustainability of RIs, and, as requested by the Competitiveness Council's Conclusions (15429/22), has formed a drafting group to elaborate on the topic, tasked with preparing a report based on information collected from literature and questionnaires to the ESFRI member countries and RIs, in the context of the current ESFRI Workplan
The full draft of the Policy Brief is already available here. This report highlights the importance of understanding the differences between performance monitoring, which ESFRI started implementing last year, and impact assessment of RIs and provides recommendations for stakeholders, policymakers, funders, governments, RIs, ESFRI, and European Commission (EC).

To get more insights from key stakeholders in order to enrich and finalise this report, ESFRI organises an online Consultation Workshop on ESFRI’s approach to RI impact Assessment, on 30 May 2023, 11:30-13:00 CEST.

Participation is open to all, but registration is required

Please note that a separate Workshop on the same topic will be organised for ESFRI Delegates only. More information here.

1st ESFRI Stakeholders Forum Meetup

The 1st ESFRI Stakeholders Forum Meetup was recorded in full. Watch the video recording here.

After the fully digital High-Level Launch of the ESFRI Stakeholders Forum that took place on 24 March 2022 to mark its formal establishment, it is now finally time to meet in person and set the Stakeholders Forum deliberation and co-design processes in full motion.The 1st ESFRI Stakeholders Forum Meetup will take place on 15 September 2022 at the Royal Belgian Institute (Museum) of Natural Sciences, in Brussels, as a full day event with physical presence.

ESFRI Stakeholders Forum Meetup is an annual event bringing together research infrastructures (RIs), decision and policymakers, municipality, socio-economic actors, research organisations and higher education institutions which may contribute to or run the RIs, or are potential users of RIs. It aims to attract stakeholders of RIs, raise awareness across the whole research and innovation ecosystem, and facilitate cooperation and mutual learning between RIs and their stakeholders. Expected results include proposals for new and improved services by RIs, with their enhanced use across various communities, contributing to the impact and long-term sustainability of RIs.

At the first Meetup, on 15 September in Brussels, the panels will discuss the good practices and bottlenecks hindering the enhanced use of the RI’s services or delivery. Furthermore, the needs and future opportunities will be flagged. The event will try to address the following general questions:

- How is the current cooperation with the RIs perceived by the various communities?

- How can the use of existing RIs be improved? Can good practices and bottlenecks be identified?

- What are the needs and opportunities for fostering cooperation with existing and new RIs?


Please note that participation is available by invitation only.

High-Level Launch of the ESFRI Stakeholders Forum

The ESFRI White Paper, adopted in 2020, prepared the ground for a broader engagement with stakeholders by envisaging the establishment of a platform for regular discussion among the different European research infrastructures’ stakeholders.  The ESFRI Stakeholders Forum (SF) will attract stakeholders and raise their awareness across the whole research and innovation ecosystem. The objective is to look beyond the traditional RI communities.

The High-Level Launch of the ESFRI Stakeholder Forum will take place on 24 March, 2022, as a fully digital, by-invitation only event to mark the formal establishment of the ESFRI Stakeholder Forum.

The High-level Launch of the ESFRI Stakeholders Forum was recorded in full. The video recording is available for viewing here.

Watch the recap video here

Download the Summary Outcomes (PDF).