About EuroFEL
EuroFEL is part of the ESFRI Roadmap since 2006. The preparatory phase of EuroFEL (IRUVX-PP) prepared the establishment of the EuroFEL Consortium to link FEL & SPS facilities in Europe closer together. IRUVX-PP has been funded by the European Commission under FP7 from April 2008 to March 2011.


IRUVX-PP – the preparatory phase of the EuroFEL consortium

IRUVX-PP is the preparatory project to support the foundation of the EuroFEL Consortium. It has been funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for a period of three years, starting 1st April 2008 and ending 31st March 2011. The EuroFEL Consortium is one of the projects of the first European roadmap for new, large-scale Research Infrastructures, the so-called ESFRI Roadmap 2006, and aims to foster the collaboration of FEL and SPS sources and to support novel and wide-ranging studies of matter by a large science community.

IRUVX-PP partners have been DESY and HZB (Germany), Elettra and INFN (Italy), Max-lab (Sweden), STFC (UK) and PSI (Switzerland). SOLEIL (France) and IPJ (Poland) have been potential partners and have participated as observers.

Six work packages (WP1-6) took care of “non-technical” work including the development of a suitable organisational and governance structure of the future consortium. WP7 and WP8 carried out joint technical developments and associated training activities. The project has greatly benefited from active exchange with other ESFRI Roadmap projects which have been dealing with similar issues and with a special EU legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) that has become available in June 2009

Three annual meetings were held (2009 in Trieste, 2010 in Döllnsee near Berlin and 2011 in Berlin) where recent developments in the field were presented and the status and planning of IRUVX-PP were discussed.

The meeting in 2009 was accompanied by two technical workshops, the one in 2010 was preceded by an industry workshop and a directors meeting on which the mission and core activities, the membership and the basic structure of the consortium were agreed.

With the 3rd Annual Meeting 2011 IRUVX-PP was finalised. The current status of the FEL/SPS projects in Europe were presented as well as the results of the work packages and highlights in FEL science and technology. Future activities and expectations on the EuroFEL collaboration were discussed in detail.



Upcoming Events

21-23 May 2014
Workshop on "Advanced X-Ray FEL Development
Organized by the Seeding Experts Group of FEls-of-Europe
Venue: DESY, Hamburg, Germany

2-4 June 2014
Laserlab-Europe Foresight Workshop 'Lasers for Life'
Registration deadline: 30th April 2014
Venue: Royal Society, London
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8-13 June 2014
5th Photoinduced Phase Transitions and Cooperative Phenomena (PIPT5) conference
Abstract submission deadline: 31st March 2014
Registration deadline: 31st May 2014
Venue: Bled, Slovenia
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15-20 June 2014
5th International Particle Accelerator Conference IPAC’14
Abstract submission deadline: 4th December 2013
Registration deadline: 14th April 2014
Venue: Dresden, Germany
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07-11 July 2014
SXNS13 Conference on Surface X-ray and Neutron Diffraction
Venue: DESY, Hamburg
Abstract submission: 7th March 2014
Regular registration deadline: 15th May 2014
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25-29 August 2014
FEL 2014
Abstract deadline: 30th May 2014
Registration deadline: 15th August 2014
Venue: Basel, Switzerland
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14-19 September 2014
12th Biennial Conference on High-Resolution X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging (XTOP 2014)
Venue: Grenoble & Villard-de-Lans, France
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15-17 September 2014
Science@FEL 2014 Conference
Venue: PSI, Switzerland
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29 Sept. - 01 Oct. 2014
27th Annual MAX IV Laboratory User Meeting (UM14)
Venue: Lund University, Lund, Sweden
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6-8 October 2014
6th Microbunching Instability Workshop
Organized by the seeding Experts Group of FELs-of-Europe
Venue: Elettra, Trieste, Italy
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9-14 November 2014
AVS 61st conference, dedicated to synchrotrons and FELs
Venue: Baltimore, USA
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