ENSAR2: a European project for Nuclear Physics
ENSAR2 is the integrating activity for European nuclear scientists who are performing research in three of the major subfields defined by NuPECC: Nuclear Structure and Dynamics, Nuclear Astrophysics and Nuclear Physics Tools and Applications.
It proposes an optimised ensemble of Networking (NAs), Joint Research (JRAs) and Transnational Access Activities (TAs), which will ensure qualitative and quantitative improvement of the access provided by the current ten infrastructures (GANIL-SPIRAL2 (F), joint LNL-LNS (I), CERN-ISOLDE (CH), JYFL (FI), ALTO (F), GSI (D), KVI-CART (NL), NLC (PL), IFIN-HH/ELI-NP (RO) and the theoretical physics facility: ECT* (I)), which are at the core of this project.
Our community of nuclear scientists makes great effort to pursue excellent scientific programmes at these infrastructures and to apply state-of-the-art developments to other fields and to benefit humanity (e.g., archaeology, medical imaging). These activities ensure a high-level socio-economic impact.
To enhance the access to these facilities, the community has defined a number of JRAs dealing with novel and innovative technologies to improve the operation of the facilities. The NAs of ENSAR2 have been set-up with specific actions to strengthen the communities coherence around certain research topics and to ensure a broad dissemination of results and stimulate multidisciplinary, application-oriented research and innovation at the Research Infrastructures.

FISCO2: management of the ENSAR2 project
The FISCO2 network constitutes the effective consortium management. It coordinates all technical, scientific, financial, administrative, contractual and legal activities of the ENSAR2 Integrating Activity. It oversees issues concerning science and society, and all other issues related to the research activities conducted within the project. It also contributes to further integration of all the research activities of the participating infrastructures. An appropriate management framework linking together all the project components is implemented. Due to the size and complexity of the ENSAR2 Integrating Activity, this requires a specially constituted FISCO2 management team with dedicated staff having the necessary skills.


ENSAR2 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654002.