30 Jul 2021
ESFRI establishes stakeholder platform
The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI ) has established a new Stakeholders Forum. The aim of the initiative is to start an open dialogue among the different European research infrastructure stakeholders, and to reinforce the position of Research Infrastructures as an essential pillar of the European Research Area. The concept was presented in the ESFRI White Paper adopted in 2020.
According to ESFRI, with a view towards a renewed ERA, the participatory element should be applied across the ERA, including ESFRI and RIs so as to position them at the heart of the research and innovation ecosystem, and closely interlinking them with different actors. The Stakeholders Forum should engage these actors and facilitate regular discussion among them. But it also plans to look beyond the traditional RI communities.
Detailed information about how the platform will work and how stakeholders can participate in discussions will be available at a later stage. Interested stakeholders can join already by sending an expression of interest here: