28 Sep 2023
Tenerife declaration calls for ensuring the long-term sustainability of research infrastructures
During a conference of the Spanish EU Council Presidency, the Tenerife Declaration which advocates promoting an ecosystem of research infrastructures that is better distributed territorially in Europe, was presented.
A total of 14 countries have so far signed up to the 'Tenerife Declaration on Global Dimension and Sustainability of Research Infrastructures'. The Declaration calls for ensuring the long-term sustainability of research infrastructures, not only in their construction and design, but also in their governance and funding. The Declaration also calls for the creation of a more balanced and better territorially distributed ecosystem of research infrastructures across Europe, for which it considers it necessary to develop concrete actions at national and European level to better involve smaller EU countries in the infrastructure ecosystem. It also mentions the need and potential to develop research careers with new competences, to enable the digital transition of research infrastructures, including harnessing the potential offered by Artificial Intelligence.
The declaration can be downloaded here: