In order to to promote the cooperation and the projects between european-level research infrastructures which are open at international level to external researchers, the Association:

  • acts as a single voice, representing the Members with decision-makers, in particular at EU and international level;
  • encourages the coordination, the development, the setting-up and the operation of high quality infrastructures, open at world level, contributing to the strength of the european research Area, also through high level workshops and meetings;
  • sets-up, upon demand and subject to the dispositions of the Statute and of the internal regulations, Chapters and/or Subgroups to allow to Members and to Infrastructures, who operate in specific fields or techniques and/or pursuing similar problems, to work together for a more effective european impact;
  • helps in the creation of mechanisms and best practices for an appropriate allocation of funding and resources by the european States and the EU, to ensure the best response to international users requirements and to societal challenges, including, if required, the support of the setting-up of high level, independent peer review activities;
  • facilitates the availability of resources (human, financial, instrumental) for high quality research infrastructures by encouraging the cooperation of the Members, also through the initiation of specific joint initiatives, training courses or consortia;
  • facilitates and support the collection and the access to data relevant for users, policy makers and other stakeholders, in particular through the setting-up and management of e-infrastructure based instruments;
  • develops and implement specific projects of common interest, supported by the EU and/or international funding;
  • supports the development of strategic planning and forward looking at national and international level.

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