Progress report on ESFRI Research Infrastructures published
In January 2019, the European Commission set up a High-Level Expert Group to assess the progress of ESFRI and other World Class Research Infrastructures towards implementation and long-term sustainability. The report named "Supporting the Transformative Impact of Research Infrastructures on European Research“ was published recently. It summarises the findings of the group during both stages and provides sets of recommendations aimed at improving future funding instruments of the Union Framework Programme and the implementation and long-term sustainability of the individual Research Infrastructures.
The expert group suggests that future Horizon Europe funding instruments should address long-term sustainability early in the lifecycle of Research Infrastructure development. To this end, this report makes a number of recommendations.
The report can be downloaded here.