IMPORTANT: the information below regarding national processes DO NOT currently correspond to the new deadline for proposals. For the most current information, please contact your National Contact Points as they are presented below.

Austria

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Belgium

The expression of political support from Belgium will be decided in the framework of the Interministerial Conference for Science Policy, on the basis of the priorities selected by each Belgian authority, i.e. Federal authority, Flanders, Wallonia, Federation Wallonia-Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region (see contacts hereby for more details). Please note that for Flanders, the decision for the ESFRI Roadmap 2021 can be found in the guide “Large Scale research Infrastructures in Flanders 2020” (launch March 2020).

National deadline: 18.03.2020.


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Bulgaria

Call for proposals – August 2019. The proposals to be evaluated by external, high-level experts  by the end of 2019. The project proposals will be reported to the Standing Committee of the National RIs Roadmap implementation. The SC will propose to the Minister optional project/s to be supported with national budget (to build on place) and to be presented to ESFRI consideration.
National deadline: 31.03.2020.

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Croatia

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Cyprus

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Czech Republic

Research infrastructures listed in the 2019 update to the “Roadmap of Large Research Infrastructures of the Czech Republic for years 2016-2022” can request both the political and financial support for their participation in new ESFRI Project proposals. Such a letter of support will be issued by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
National deadline: 31.03.2020.


For more information, please contact:

  • Lukáš Levák, Director of Department for R&D, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, lukas.levak@msmt.cz
Denmark

Danish Agency for Science and Higher Educaion is the decision-making authority and will decide upon advice from the National Committee for Research Infrastructures. For more information, please read Chapter 7 here.

National deadline: 01.07.2020, 12.00 CET.
For more information, please contact:

  • Lars Christensen, Head of Division, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, lach@ufm.dk, +45 7231 8472
  • Katinka Stenbjørn, Head of Section, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, kas@ufm.dk , +45 7231 8289
Estonia

In general, political or financial support will be given to the projects that are listed in the Estonian National Roadmap 2019. Requests for political support could be sent to the Ministry of Education and Research by given deadline.
National deadline: 05.03.2020.


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Finland

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France

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Germany

NCP Research Infrastructures Newsletter to inform the research communities about the start of the ESFRI roadmap process distributed on 30th September 2019.
Information sheet on the national procedure distributed to coordinating units in federal ministries and representatives of research organisations (accessible online here)
Requests for political support by BMBF need to be submitted by 17.01.2020 (together with further information as specified in the information sheet on the national procedure).

For more information, please contact:

  • ESFRI support office for BMBF at German Aerospace Center Project Management Agency (DLR PT): Christin.Raue@dlr.de
Greece

For more information, please contact:

  • Yannis Ioannidis, ESFRI Vice Chair, President, "Athena" Research & Innovation Center;Professor, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens, yannis@athena-innovation.gr 
  • Maria Gkizeli, European Union Division, International S&T Cooperation Directorate, General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), mgkizeli@gsrt.gr
Hungary

Roadmap 2021 information will be published on the NRDIO website and will be sent by e-mail to targeted stakeholders (~250). The questionnaire will have questions regarding the intention for participation or joining an ESFRI Research Infrastructure. Depending on the number of replies received, a second round might be organised with the invitation of applicants for an oral interview. This will be decided by the National Research Infrastructure Committee.

National deadlines: 30.11.2019 reply to questionnaire; 28.02.2020 end of interviews, optionally.
For more information, please contact:

Ireland

For more information, please contact:

  • Michael Ryan, Head of International Science Foundation Ireland, michael.ryan@sfi.ie 
  • Nicki O'Connor, Senior Policy Advisor, Higher Education Authority, noconnor@hea.ie
Italy

National Process steps:

  1. Deadline for expression of interest: 15.12.2019
  2. Deadline for political support: 15.02.2020
  3. Consolidated proposal: 30.03.2020
  4. Finalised proposal: 30.04.2020 

For more information, please contact:

More info here (site is now under update). National Infoday 22 October 2019.

Latvia

For more information, please contact:

  • Anita Depkovska, Legal advisor, Ministry of Education and Science, Anita.Depkovska@izm.gov.lv 
  • Inga Jekabsone, Deputy Director, Higher Education, Science and Innovation Department, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia, inga.jekabsone@izm.gov.lv
Lithuania

For more information, please contact:

  • Tomaš Šimulevič, Chief officer of the Division of Science, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania, tomas.simulevic@smm.lt 
Luxembourg

For more information, please contact:

  • Robert Kerger, Chargée de mission, Ministère de la Culture de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, robert.kerger@mesr.etat.lu 
  • Lynn Wenandy, Chargée de mission, Ministère de la Culture, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, lynn.wenandy@mesr.etat.lu 
Malta

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Poland

For more information, please contact:

  • Dariusz Drewniak, Counsellor General, Department of Innovation and Development of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Poland, dariusz.drewniak@mnisw.gov.pl 
  • Agnieszka Zalewska, ESFRI Executive Board Member, Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Science, Agnieszka.Zalewska@ifj.edu.pl 
Portugal

Requests for political support can be sent to the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation through the ESFRI Delegation.
National deadline: 05.02.2020.

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Romania

For more information, please contact:

  • Iulia Mihail, Counsellor MCI, Director ROST, Ministry of Research and Innovation (MCI), Romanian Office for Science and Technology to the UE, iulia.mihail@research.gov.ro 
  • Viorel Vulturescu, Director, Directorate for International & European Relations, Ministry of Research & Innovation, Viorel.vulturescu@ancs.ro 
Slovak Republic

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Slovenia

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Spain

For more information, please contact:

  • Inmaculada Figueroa, ESFRI Vice Chair,Deputy Vice-Director General for Internationalisation of Science and Innovation, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, inmaculada.figueroa@ciencia.gob.es
  • José Luis Martínez Peña, Working Group Chair, Director, ESS-Bilbao, jlmartinez@essbilbao.org 
Sweden

For more information, please contact:

  • Mats Johnsson, Ministry of Education and Research, mats.johnsson@gov.se 
  • Björn Halleröd, Executive Board Member, Secretary General of Research Infrastructure, Swedish Research Council, Bjorn.Hallerod@vr.se
The Netherlands

Proposals have to be submitted for review by the Permanent Committee for Large-scale Scientific Research Infrastructures (PC-GWI). PC-GWI will advise the Minister if they think NL should send in a new proposal or support a proposal from another country.
National deadline: 14.02.2020.

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United Kingdom

Proposals can only be submitted to ESFRI via the respective National Delegates or through EIROFORUM. Proposers should complete the ESFRI Questionnaire for submission of proposals for Roadmap 2021 and the UK‐ESFRI Project Form, which will be soon available here, and return to ESFRI UK delegates by 10.02.2020.

For more information, please contact the UK ESFRI delegates:

Albania

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Armenia

For more information, please contact:

  • Samvel Haroutiunian, Chairman, RA MES State Committee of Science, sharout@ysu.am 
  • Vardan Sahakian, Vice-Chairman, RA MES State Committee of Science, v.sahakian@scs.am 
Bosnia and Herzegovina

For more information, please contact:

  • Suvad Dzafic, suvad.dzafic@mcp.gov.ba 
  • Ammar Mirascija, Head of Department for Science/ National H2020 Coordinator, CSO and CNC Bosnia and Herzegovina, EUREKA NIP and HLR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ammar.Mirascija@mcp.gov.ba
Georgia

For more information, please contact:

  • Zviad Gabisonia, Director general of LEPL Shota Rustaveli, National Science Foundation of Georgia under the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia
Iceland

For more information, please contact:

  • Ásdís Jónsdóttir, Senior adviser,Department of Science and Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, asdis.jonsdottir@mrn.is 
  • Eiríkur Stephensen,Office Director, Graduate School, University of Iceland, esteph@hi.is
Israel

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Liechtenstein

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Moldova

For more information, please contact:

  • Ion Tiginyanu, First Vice-President, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, tiginyanu@asm.md
Montenegro

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North Macedonia

For more information, please contact:

  • Meri Cvetkovska, Vice-Rector for international cooperation, Cyril and Methodius University-Skopje, m.cvetkovska@ukim.edu.mk
Norway

For more information, please contact:

  • Odd Ivar Eriksen, Working, Group Chair, Special Adviser, The Research Council of Norway, oie@forskningsradet.no 
Serbia

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Switzerland

The Swiss participation in ESFRI projects is coordinated with the procedure for the 2023 Swiss National Roadmap for RI which can (but not necessesarily does) define the handling of Swiss participation in ESFRI projects. This implies that the Swiss National Roadmap deadlines (currently about being defined) may become relevant also for some Swiss participants involved in (new) ESFRI projects. Most effective approach is decided on a case-by-case base. The Swiss participating institutions can obtain an Expression of Support from the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) based on existing political support and financial commitment from the lead country. The Swiss participants must also demonstrate the strategic importance for Switzerland of the proposed infrastructure in order to obtain an Expression of Support from the SERI.


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Turkey

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Ukraine

For more information, please contact:

  • Dmytro Cheberkus, cheberkus@mon.gov.ua
  • Stella Shapoval, Deputy Head of Department, Division of Cooperation with International Organisations and European Integration of MESU, Ministry of Education and Science, s.shapoval@mon.gov.ua