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At the 23rd meeting of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) on December 7, 2008, a proposal was unanimously accepted to open ESFRI to newly associated countries.

ESFRI was launched by the Council of Ministers in April 2002.
The role of ESFRI is to support a coherent approach to policy-making on research infrastructures in Europe, and to act as an incubator for international negotiations about concrete initiatives. It aims at providing Europe with the necessary research infrastructures for world class research and training.
ESFRI brings together representatives of ministries in charge of research. An official invitation has been sent to all Ministers of Science of the Western Balkan countries. They are invited to nominate a representative as a delegate to ESFRI and attend one of the following forum meetings: June 13, 2008; September 25, 2008, in Brussels and December 11, 2008, in Paris.

ESFRI, which is chaired by Carlo Rizzuto since March 7, 2008, shall support the development of policies and best practices for existing and planned research infrastructures. The ESFRI European Roadmap for Research Infrastructures, published in 2006, is its major planning instrument.

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures:
http://www.wbc-inco.net/org/492.html


Entry created by Elke Dall on April 30, 2008
Modified on May 4, 2008