EHRI Takes Next Step to Sustainable Future

Monday, 2 July, 2018

The EHRI project has officially been adopted by the ESFRI Roadmap 2018 (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) to enter the ESFRI ecosystem. This is a first important step in a sustainable future for EHRI after the project ends in 2019.

ESFRI’s mission is to support a coherent and strategy-led approach to policy-making on Research Infrastructures in Europe and to facilitate multilateral initiatives leading to the better use and development of so-called RIs. As part of this mission ESFRI periodically updates a Roadmap that  includes projects that have been selected for the excellence of their scientific case and for their maturity. ESFRI includes projects on its Roadmap in order to underline their strategic importance to the European Research Area (ERA) and to support their implementation as long-term organisations. On September 11th, the ESFRI will present the 2018 ESFRI Roadmap on Large Scale Research Infrastructures during a half-day conference in Vienna.

EHRI was one of six projects that were added to the 2018 ESFRI Roadmap, and the only project in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our inclusion validates the considerable achievements of the EHRI project so far, and highlights that our mission and activities are seen as strategically important by policy makers. As such it is an important milestone in our endeavours to ensure EHRI’s sustainability beyond 2019, and an important step in establishing EHRI as the permanent home for the transnational integration of Holocaust research and archives.