LEAPS - the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources - is a strategic consortium initiated by the Directors of the Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Laser (FEL) user facilities in Europe. Its primary goal is to actively and constructively ensure and promote the quality and impact of the fundamental, applied and industrial research carried out at their respective facility to the greater benefit of European science and society.


LEAPS targeting the Western Balkans

06 June 2019

SOLARIS dissiminated the LEAPS offer for Eastern Europe during the Forum of cities and regions in Jasionka (Poland).

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LEAPS in Nature Reviews Materials

22 May 2019

Helmut Dosch has written a comment article for Nature Reviews Materials on LEAPS: “European accelerator-based photon sources join forces”.

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LEAPS Roundtable on Apr 4 2019

04 April 2019

The LEAPS roundtable meeting was held with high-level representatives of mostly research ministries, but also of national funding agencies from LEAPS host countries and the European Commission.

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LEAPS Landscape Analysis

03 April 2019

LEAPS General Assembly has approved the landscape analysis document in Brussels on April 3rd 2019.

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H2020 project PaNOSC officially started

15 January 2019

The project PaNOSC, Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud, is one of five cluster projects funded under the European H2020 programme. The project, which will run until December 2022, is coordinated by the ESRF and brings together six strategic European research infrastructures.

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LEAPS holds its first Plenary Meeting

22 November 2018

On 12th and 13th November, the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (LEAPS) has celebrated the first Plenary Meeting, where 13 pilot research projects have been presented by the spokespersons of the different collaborations. Philippe Froissard (EU) and representatives from national funding agencies also contributed to explore different possibilities for funding common research projects.
Synchrotron Radiation News, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2019

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Presentation of LEAPS Strategy 2030

22 March 2018

Dr. Caterina Biscari, Director of the ALBA Synchrotron in Spain and Vice Chair of LEAPS, League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources, presented the LEAPS Strategy 2030 to Jean-David Malo, Director, Directorate General Research and Innovation, European Commission.

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LEAPS Launch Event

13 November 2017

At the LEAPS launch event in Brussels on November 13, 2017 16 organisations representing 19 light sources facilities across Europe signed an agreement to strengthen their collaboration. The event was attended by Robert-Jan Smits, Director General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, and Giorgio Rossi, Chair of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).

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LEAPS Brochure

13 November 2017

The present LEAPS brochure “Light Sources for Europe – Strengthening Europe’s leading role in science and innovation” was published at the LEAPS Launch event in Brussels on November 13.

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