Developing, consolidating and optimising European Research Infrastructures landscape, maintaining global leadership

Destination 1 aims to create a world-leading coherent, agile and attractive RI landscape in Europe, by reducing its fragmentation at European, national and regional level, ensuring coordination of efforts and fostering alignment of priorities among MSs and ACs, connecting RIs to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), and which is able to support national and regional R&I ecosystems. The support to a European strategy for Research Infrastructures as well as activities to enhance the role of RIs for international cooperation and science diplomacy will also be covered under this Destination.

What are the expected impacts?

Proposals for topics under this Destination should set out a credible pathway to contributing  to the following expected impact:

  • Enable disruptive research and breakthrough science and innovation through cutting- edge, interconnected and sustainable Research Infrastructures.
  • Strengthen the scientific excellence and performance and efficiency of the European Research Area, increasing its attractiveness to researchers from all over the world.
  • Bridge research infrastructure capacity among countries and regions, also by exploiting possibilities given by the smart specialisation processes.
  • Underpin the R&I effort enabling systemic changes needed for a truly transformative societal and economic recovery and a strengthened resilience of critical sectors, as outlined in the Recovery Plan.
  • Increase the capacity of Europe to respond, in cooperation with international players, to emerging socio-economic and related scientific and technological challenges at global level.