LEAPS and FELs of Europe meetings at Elettra


On March 12-13 Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste hosted the 2nd meeting of General Assembly (GA) of the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (LEAPS), a strategic consortium that includes 16 Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Laser (FEL) user facilities in Europe based in 10 different European countries (https://www.leaps-initiative.eu/about/goals/).
This followed the LEAPS Launch Event in Brussels on November 13, 2017. The main topics of the GA meeting were the LEAPS Governance Structure and the LEAPS Strategy Paper to be forwarded to the EU Commission during the Bulgarian Presidency Conference on Research Infrastructures in Sofia, 22-23 March. (http://risofia2018.eu/).
The GA meeting was also attended by the Coordination Board (CB) members who also had a separate meeting focused on the activities required to implement the GA decisions. 

Ph: LEAPS General Assembly and Coordination Board group picture (Fotorolli)


On March 13-14 Elettra welcomed the FELs-of-Europe (www.fels-of-europe.eu) Steering Committee meeting, which saw the participation of representatives from 12 free electron laser laboratories based in 8 European countries.  
The extension of this fruitful collaboration between 14 facilities in Europe  for the next 6 years has been discussed and agreed upon during the meeting. Moreover, scientific as well as dissemination activities were planned for the next months.
On behalf of the FELs-of-Europe collaboration, the Management Board chair, Michele Svandrlik, head of the FERMI project at Elettra, presented an endorsement letter to prof. R. Nietubyć of the National Centre For Nuclear Research in Poland to support the realization of the Polish free electron laser infrastructure POLFEL. In addition, the Steering Committee finalized its contribution to the LEAPS Strategy 2030 paper in preparation by the consortium, to which FELs of Europe participates within the Strategy Group on free electron lasers. 

FELs of Europe Steering Committee group picture;
FELs of Europe management board chair M. Svandrlik (left) and Polish FEL community representative prof. R. Nietubyć (right).


Ref. Cecilia Blasetti
Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2018 09:44