What is ESFRI?

Research infrastructures (RIs) play an increasingly important role in the advancement of knowledge and technology. They are a key instrument in bringing together a wide diversity of stakeholders to look for solutions to many of the problems society is facing today.

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The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures(ESFRI) is a strategic instrument to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach and to support a coherent and strategy-led approach to policy-making on research infrastructures in Europe.

The Forum identifies the new Research Infrastructures (RI) of pan-European interest corresponding to the long term needs of the European research communities in a framework of a regular update process resulting in Roadmaps.

The ESFRI Roadmap 2016 was launched on 10 March 2016, in Amsterdam. The Roadmap addesses 21 ESFRI Projects with a high degree of maturity - including 6 new Projects (and EMPHASIS) - and 29 ESFRI Landmarks - RIs that reached the implementation phase by the end of 2015.

ESFRI Roadmap 2016

The Forum includes working groups to analyse topical issues related to:

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health and Food
  • Social and Cultural Innovation
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering

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EMPHASIS is an ESFRI listed project supported by the European Union