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Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste researchers submitted more than 50 proposals within the Horizon 2020 work programmes 2014-2015, mainly within the Excellent Science Pillar and Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Transversal Action. Our success rate (10%) is higher than the average expected for these calls. The corresponding funds acquired in the first 8 months of 2015 add up to 1.1 million Euro.

This can be explained by the strong links of Elettra and FERMI Lightsources with the topmost relevant projects on the European strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) Roadmap, i.e., the European XFEL and the European Spallation Source (ESS).
The three Horizon 2020 approved projects, officially starting in Autumn 2015, are the “The European Cluster of Advanced Laser Light Sources” (EUCALL), “The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures” (LASERLAB-EUROPE) e “Building partnerships and promoting synergies for the highest scientific impact on ESS” (BrightnESS).
Pan-European Initiatives
With the CALIPSO project, ended in May 2015 and flagged by the EU as “FP7 success story”, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste stepped down after 18 years from coordinating EU-funded international access programs for all European Synchrotrons and FELs. A new project under Horizon 2020 is in preparation, to be coordinated by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf (HZDR).

CALIPSO’s positive impact will continue thanks to a collaborative agreement among the facilities to support the European Synchrotron User Organisation ESUO and to develop the single entry point for beamlines information and proposal submission. The Industrial Liaison Offices Network will go on and Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste will also host the HERCULES hands-on training course from 2016 onwards.
Moreover, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is participating in the Photon Science Strategy Panel initiative, lead by DESY, to draft a 15 years roadmap for integration and upgrade of all European Lightsources.
Elettra is proud to host the statutory seat of CERIC-ERIC, which strengthens its opening towards Central Eastern European countries.
For more information on our International Projects visit the dedicated pages.

In this reporting period Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste participated in 29 research contracts funded by the following external agencies: European Commission, Italian Ministry of Research, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,Italian Association for Cancer Research, Regional Friuli - Venezia  Giulia, International Centre for Theoretical Physics,Indian Department of Science and Technology.
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste will actively participate in the new Horizon 2020 work programmes for the years 2016-2017, thanks to its scientific excellence and wide networks. Moreover, we plan to exploit the upcoming calls of the European Regional Development Funds and Social Funds.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 February 2016 17:20