26 October 2021 – Key leaders and researchers from major US and European big science laboratories, namely EIROforum and the US Department of Energy’s seventeen National Laboratories, met by videoconference ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26).
The EIROforum members welcome the EC proposal for a Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe. While supporting the recent efforts by the EC and EU Member States to revitalize the European Research Area, EIROforum members underline the importance of strengthening certain points in the implementation of the EU Research and Innovation Pact.
EIROforum has published a document on the value and impact of Research Infrastructures for European science, economy and society, with the aim of showing the importance of such infrastructures for Europe’s recovery after the COVID-19 crisis.
In the paper titled “European Research Infrastructures: Value, Role and Support in Horizon Europe,” EIROforum emphasises that the RIs “are pivotal in sustaining and enhancing the competitiveness and world-class excellence of the European science.”
Starting 2nd July 2018, EUROfusion takes over the chairmanship of EIROforum from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
EIROforum and the European Commission signed their new joint work plan for the years 2018-2020.
In Sofia last week EIROforum Chair and EMBL Director-General Iain Mattaj outlined how research infrastructures underpin basic research and bring value to society.
Research Infrastructures including EIROforum representatives meet at AAAS 2018 to discuss how to better foster innovation potential.
EIROforum publishes its position on the next European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Position paper on how EIROforum could contribute to the European Open Science Cloud.