PARI 2017, Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures
Garching, 29-30 May 2017
Co-organised by ERF-AISBL and EIROforum, this conference aims at being a hands-on forum for communication officers and public relations staff to share their experiences and expertise in the communicating the importance of science to society. For more information go to event website

HZDR becomes a member of ERF-AISBL
The accession of HZDR as a new member of ERF-AISBL was approved by the General Assembly of the Association on 7 July 2016. Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is a world-class research centre conducting cutting-edge research in the areas of energy, health, and matter. It runs several large-scale research facilities open to external users.


The ERF-AISBL Association has the not-for-profit purpose to promote the cooperation and the projects between european-level research infrastructures which are open, at international level, to external researchers. These Infrastructures include national infrastructures as well as european networks and consortia of research infrastructures.

On April 18th, 2013 with the signature of the Royal Decree by the King of Belgium, ERF has been recognized as an AISBL (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) according to the Belgian law, taking the place of the former ERF de facto association.