ESUO: The European Synchrotron and FEL User Organisation: Aims & ActivitiesIztok Arčon
, 2018, published scientific conference contribution abstract
Abstract: The European Synchrotron and free-electron laser (FEL) User Organisation (ESUO)
established in 2010  today represents about 30.000 users. We aim at representing the users
from all European countries. Each country is represented within ESUO by one up to four national delegate(s), depending on the size of the user community in the respective country.
ESUO’s main objectives are (i) to promote an integrated approach throughout Europe for the
use of European synchrotron and FEL facilities, (ii) to enable all European scientists to make
use of the existing European synchrotron and FEL research infrastructures, solely based on
scientific merit of their submitted proposals for beamtime requests, and this independently
from the financial situation of the user (country), (iii) to facilitate open transnational access to
European light sources through programmes of the European Union, (iv) to disseminate
information about scientific opportunities and funding mechanisms for access to synchrotron
and FEL facilities, and (v) to be a discussion and acting partner regarding the coordination of
the synchrotron and FEL user activities within Europe.
In the past few years, ESUO has contributed to several joint activities in the frame of
successfully completed European FP7 projects such as ELISA (March 2009 - August 2011)
and CALIPSO (June 2012 - May 2015). Some past ESUO activities concern, amongst others:
the user representation in e.g. the CALIPSO and BioStruct-X European projects by
the contribution to the CALIPSOplus project application;
the dissemination of ESUO activities by means of e.g. poster presentations and talks
delivered at international conferences, specialized user meetings/workshops, and;
several initiatives which have been attended to promote transnational access
activities  and to favor the continuation of transnational user access to national
facilities in Europe within the new European Framework Program Horizon 2020 .
Today, chance is given to ESUO to keep constructively acting for the users in the frame of
joint networking activities being part of the HORIZON 2020 project CALIPSOplus  (May
2017 – April 2021, Grant Agreement No 730872) coordinated by Helmholtz-Zentrum
Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). In the framework of CALIPSOplus, ESUO is contributing to
project networking activities which are, amongst others, shown in the present contribution.
With the aim to further prepare the future science at European synchrotron and FEL user
facilities, ESUO is contributing to the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources
(LEAPS) initiative .
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Keywords: European synchrotron user organisation, Transnational access, FEL, CALIPSO
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