23 May 2018

The 10th Anniversary of ELI

The 10th Anniversary of Extreme Light Infrastructure – Preparatory Phase has taken place on 23 May at the Romanian Embassy in France, the place where, in February 2008, the decision to pursue this project was taken and its mission defined.

We aimed to bring together researchers and decision makers in science and politics who had significantly contributed to paving the way for ELI.

More than 70 attendees confirmed the value, the importance and the durability of the project by taking part in this meeting. Presentations of the directors of ELI-NP, ELI Beamlines and ELI-ALPS showed the scientific profile and potential which opens ELI to the world and already offers research opportunities to the scientific community.

We are convinced that it was a good opportunity to revive the European dimension of ELI and contributed to strengthening the ties between those who played an important role in moving ELI forward.