Baltic Support for ESS Scandinavia

26.08.2008
Estonia has become the fourth country – the first from the Baltic region – to formally support the building of the materials research centre European Spallation Source in Lund. In April 2008, Denmark became the first of the Nordic countries to formalise its support for the Swedish candidacy to become ESS host.
– Forward-looking governments with a strong will to actively contribute to the future planning and operation is a prerequisite for a successful international scientific facility. Therefore we are particularly pleased over the support from Estonia, says ESS Scandinavia’s director Colin Carlile.

Nine countries have declared their explicit support for ESS Scandinavia: the five Nordic countries, the three Baltic states, and Poland. Out of these nine countries, four have now formalised their support. Sweden has offered to be the host country, and has signed Memorandums of Understanding with Poland, Estonia and Denmark. Discussions are ongoing with the other countries in order to formalise their support in a similar way.

– The building of a world-leading centre for materials and life science in Lund will be fruitful for the whole Baltic Sea Region – and beyond – through the possibilities for business and innovation that will spring from the ESS, continues Colin Carlile.


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