Conference: Research Infrastructures beyond 2020, Sofia 22 - 23 March, 2018

Conference on Research Infrastructure  in Sofia

Research Infrastructure Announcement

EMPHASIS representatives participated in the high-level conference “Research Infrastructures beyond 2020 – sustainable and effective ecosystem for science and society” taking place in Sofia,

the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council for the European Union ( The overall goal of the conference was to stress on the importance of continued political commitment to public and ESIF investments in research infrastructures by demonstrating evidence for the broad benefits of research infrastructures for society and industry. The conference concluded with observations and recommendations on three strategic areas:

  • Strategic Area 1 – Synchronisation and alignment of Research Infrastructure policies and investments at different levels;
  • Strategic Area 2 – Develop a more robust and seamless funding landscape for Research Infrastructures across the lifecycle;
  • Strategic Area 3 – Improve the impact of Research Infrastructures as knowledge hubs;

The full text of the conclusions is available here:


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