According to the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Europe needs to build eleven new international research labs at the cost of €4,16 billion. On average, seven governments and institutions from 14 countries are backing each proposed lab.
The biggest challenges are several aspects, hefty price tag, big carbon footprint and political commitment. The Commission and member states say there should be moves to strengthen the interplay between EU, national and regional funding for these shared science facilities.
Source: Florin Zubașcu, Science Business
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