The first edition of the RIFI newsletter aims to present the objectives and concepts of the recently funded Seventh Framework programme project "Research infrastructures: Foresight and Impact".
The consortium is composed of 17 partners from 4 EU members' states: Bulgaria; Italy; Spain and Romania.
Our team has an ambitious goal to develop Assessment methodology for evaluation of socio-economic benefits of construction, major upgrade and operation of pan-European research infrastructures.
The developed assessment tool will be validated, applying it to several case studies of research infrastructures selected between the consortia members.
The impact assessment methodology will be closely correlated with a foresight framework thus assuring the process of systematic and long-term future vision about the benefits from the large-scale RI construction and underpinning areas of strategic research likely to yield the greatest economic and social advantages for the targeted region.