The map shows the location of the research infrastructures funded by the European Commission to provide transnational access to researchers. These infrastructures are part of networks supported through Integrating Activity projects with a view to making the most of existing facilities by optimising their use for the benefit of the scientific communities.
The European Commission has been supporting access to effective research infrastructures for researchers all over Europe for more than a decade. This action has been instrumental in enhancing European researchers' access to the infrastructures they require to conduct their research, irrespective of the location of the facility.
The European Commission has supported 91 European research infrastructures networks under FP7. The total EU financial contribution to those projects amounts to around 700 M€.
Over 800 infrastructures are integrated into those networks providing transnational access to thousands of researchers. The networks may also provide access to facilities located outside Europe.
The EU will continue to support the integration and opening of research infrastructures of pan-European interest under Horizon 2020. Data on these infrastructures will also be added to the map.