ESFRI European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. What is ESFRI ?. European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Launched in April 2002
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ESFRIEuropean Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
To foster an “open method of coordination” between different countries
stimulation role: to discuss the long term vision at European level and to support the development of a European RI policy
incubation role: to bring projects to a point where decisions by ministers are possible
ESFRI Secretariat (EC)
*- e-IRG- ESF-
*RWGs may seek the advice of external experts if appropriate/necessary
Mandate from the Council of Ministers,November 2004;
The Roadmap, presented autumn 2006, is the result of two years of intensive work; about 1000 high-level experts were involved giving the end product credibility and quality.
It is the beginning of an ongoing process
Addressing seven (7) fields of Research and major challenges
Thirty Five (35) projects identified
Research community produced ideas that will open up new and unexpected areas of knowledge
Some fields should be stimulated for further integration
ESFRI welcomes the active role which the European Commission intends to play under the 7th Framework Programme.
Implementation and update of the Roadmap:
some of the projects will be in place already next year
Strengthening the European Research Area:
Research Infrastructures as majorcornerstones
Continuation of the ESFRI work:
ESFRI encourages constructive debate
Ongoing activity: help ESFRI implementing the present Roadmap:
–Advice on best approaches
–Report on bottlenecks and initiatives
–Anything to be updated….or dropped?
Specific activity: the first update of the Roadmap:
–Update and define better the landscape
–Evaluate proposals transmitted by ESFRI
–Give advise on improvements: use of e-Infrastr?
Wherever possible: use existing international organizations + existing studies.
Finalisation of all documents
Submission of proposals
Consensus report in RWG
Evaluation on of proposal
Draft roadmap report
Publication & press
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