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European network for developing new horizons for RIs


Project timeline
February 2020
63 months
April 2025
General Information
The EU funded project EURIZON is about European scientific and technical collaboration in the field of research infrastructures (RIs), and it includes in addition a special focus on coordination and support measures dedicated to support Ukrainian scientists and Ukrainian RIs as well as strengthening the RI landscape in Europe.
EURIZON is in fact the second phase of a four-year Horizon 2020 project that started in February 2020, under the name CREMLINplus. With the war against Ukraine that has begun in February 2022, the project was confronted with an absolutely extreme case of force majeure: the home country of 10 consortium participants – the Russian Federation – has invaded its neighbour country Ukraine, and has thus brought a devastating war into the heart of Europe.
The second phase of the project will keep a very high ambition, and will go beyond the current state of the art of collaboration around RIs, that has been already achieved in the first phase.
The project will operate in two directions:
Technology development: the project allows European collaborative excellent teams to develop and deliver finest, new cutting-edge technologies for European RI including ESFRI landmarks and for RI upgrade projects currently underway, such as 4th-generation synchrotron projects, or for the instrumentation at modern neutron sources;
Strengthening RI landscape in Ukraine: a number of coordination and support measures has been introduced in the second phase of the project to specifically support individual displaced scientists from Ukraine, to train RI staff at RI from Ukraine, and to explore and develop science diplomacy measures dedicated to support the reconstruction of the Ukrainian RI landscape.
The 26 European participants of the project have come together to build the broad and balanced consortium. They are the relevant entities in the domain of research infrastructures in Europe, and thus provide the necessary strength, commitment and power to implement the project plan.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaH2020-INFRASUPP-2018-2020
Project TypeResearch and Innovation Action
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 871072
Co-ordinatorDESY (DE)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Dr. Martin Müller, Institute of Materials Research, Materials Physics, WP, Phone: +49 40 8998-6902
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CNRS (FR), Commissariat Energie Atomique CEA (FR), DESY Stifung Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DE), Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (DE), European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CH), European Spallation Scource Scandinavia (SE), European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (FR), European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (DE), extreme-light-infrastructure delivery consortium aisbl (BE), Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (DE), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (DE), Institut Max von Laue - Paul Langevin (FR), Institute for Nuclear Research of NAS of Ukraine (UA), Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare LNF DAFNE-Light (IT), Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität (DE), Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (DE), Laserlab-Europe AISBL (BE), Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia Energiatudomanyi Kutatokozpont (HU), Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia Wigner Fizikai Kutatokozpont (HU), National Science Center Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology (UA), Nuclear Physics Institute (CZ), Politechnika Warszawska (PL), Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (UA), Technische Universität München (DE), Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (IT), Universite Clermont Auvergne (FR)
EURIZON website
Last Update: 02. February 2024