RI Policy Bodies

Policy-Making on Research Infrastructures in the European Research Area


In 2001, the Council of Ministers recognized the benefits of a European approach on research infrastructures in the context of the European Research Area and invited the Commission, in close collaboration with the Member States, to explore the need for new arrangements to support policies related to research infrastructures. This led directly to the creation of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). The e-infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) was founded in 2003 during the Greek Presidency with the objective to pave the way towards a general-purpose European e-Infrastructure.


European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI)
e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG)
e-Infrastructure Policy Forum  (e-IPF)


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