What we do?

The goal for the RISCAPE project is to provide a systematic, focused, high-quality, comprehensive, consistent and peer-reviewed international landscape analysis report on the position and complementarities of the major European research infrastructures in the international research infrastructure landscape. The landscape analysis method is described in more detail here.


To reach the goal of RISCAPE, we have established a close interaction with a stakeholder panel representing main user groups of the report, including representatives from ESFRI, OECD and Member state funding agencies to ensure usability and focus of the report.

We also have close cooperation with other projects and initiatives in the European research infrastructures development to ensure consistency with the existing landscape work. Particularly, RISCAPE builds on the European Research Infrastructures (RIs) in the ESFRI landscape report (2016) and on the landscape analysis done in the H2020 cluster projects.

Our work will leverage the experts on the European RIs with extensive knowledge on the disciplines involved and RI development in Europe. The RISCAPE project benefits on the contacts and tools developed in the cluster- and international RI collaboration projects to maximize the discipline-specific usability of the results. The key factor in the RISCAPE analysis is that the complementarities will be analyzed in a way which is natural and suitable for the discipline and RI in question.

Finally, the resulting report and the used methods will be independently peer-reviewed to maximize the usability and objectivity of the information provided for the EU strategic RI development and policy.