European Nuclear Society
e-news Issue 50 Winter 2016

European Commission

EC launches -Consultation on Long Term Sustainability of Research Infrastructures

…Nuclear should part of the answer to this consultation and the nuclear community should participate….

The European Commission's DG R&I has launched a stakeholders' consultation on the "Research Infrastructure long-term sustainability". The objective is to gather views on the issues which need to be addressed to ensure the long-term sustainability of Research Infrastructures as well as to identify trends and actions that should be reviewed at regional, national and European levels.

download questionnaire "Consultation on Long Term sustainability of Research Infrastructures"

The objective of the questionnaire is to gather stakeholders' views on the aspects which need to be addressed to ensure the long-term sustainability of RI, such as, scientific excellence, training and access, innovation potential, interaction with industry, socio-economic impact, data management, upgrading, decommissioning, governance and funding models as well as international cooperation.

This consultation will help identify the pre-conditions for sustainability and the corresponding actions that should be implemented at regional, national and European levels.

Taking advantage of the momentum that will be created by the update of the ESFRI Roadmap in the first half of 2016, the outcome of this consultation will contribute to an open policy debate among policy-makers and RI managers on the long-term sustainability of RI.

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