Research Infrastructures demand a better territorial distribution in Europe

The Declaration of the Spanish Presidency of Tenerife on 25 and 26 September, promoted by the Ministry of Science and Innovation and endorsed by 14 countries, calls for promoting a better-distributed ecosystem of European Research Infrastructures.

The document was presented during the celebration of the High Level International Conference on Global Dimension and Sustainability of Research Infrastructures, which took place in Tenerife, in the framework of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU, where IFMIF-DONES had a prominent representation, as a large research infrastructure with a global dimension and where the Deputy Director, Moisés Weber, participated as a speaker.

IFMIF-DONES also participated in the closed forum discussions where the European Strategy Forum for Infrastructure Interest Groups (ESFRI) explored how to include each key theme in the next European Commission Work Programme 2025-2027 and the new Framework Programme.

At the end of the week, Weber was one of the speakers at the round table that analysed the socio-economic impact generated by scientific infrastructures at the Conference on Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (ICTS) held at one of the IAC’s (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias) headquarters.

In his different participations, Weber insisted on the need to establish lasting and global collaboration links between research infrastructures and industry, on the importance of promoting the international exchange of experts and on the opportunities offered by R&D projects based on the technologies common to large scientific infrastructures, to promote both aspects.

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