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ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, acts on issues related to the development of high quality European scientific research infrastructures. ESFRI gives national authorities the opportunity to exchange news and to explore common and integrated initiatives for the best development and use of research infrastructures of European relevance. As such, ESFRI contributes to the implementation of the Lisbon agenda by integrating national policies and thus providing Europe with the most up-to-date research infrastructures. This responds to the need of the scientific community to address the rapidly evolving science frontiers.

ESFRI’s delegates are nominated and mandated by the Research Ministers of the Member States and Associated Countries, and include a representative of the European Commission.

ESFRI’s mission is to support a coherent and strategy-led approach to policy-making on new and existing pan-European and global research infrastructures. ESFRI facilitates multilateral initiatives leading to the better use and development of research infrastructures, acting as an incubator for decision-making processes.

In 2006, ESFRI published its first European Roadmap for Research Infrastructures; an updated roadmap was published in 2008. The ESFRI Roadmap has been twice mandated by the the Competitiveness Council in its conclusions of November 2004 and May 2007. For further information about ESFRI, go to the ESFRI website or contact the ESFRI Secretariat.


ESFRI is the major European forum on the future of research infrastructures