We are organizing a special event ‘Start of the SEEIIST Design Phase’ on 18 September 2019 in Budva, Montenegro, which will be on a very high level of participants. The purpose of this event is to inform the public about the advancement of the SEEIIST Project at a decisive moment when it passes from the phase of conception to the phase of design.
Following a Concept Study in 2018, the Project is now entering into a Design Phase, thanks to the first financial support by the European Commission – Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD). Two renowned international research centers, CERN in Geneva and GSI-FAIR in Darmstadt, are providing generous support to host the SEEIIST Design Phase until the site in the SEE region has been selected. Capacity building for the future operation of the Facility will be supported by the IAEA. This will not only help to train the future staff and users of the facility but will contribute to the slowing down if not a reversal of the brain drain. The project would thus offer immediate benefits for the region in very general terms.
We are particularly pleased that the main welcome address will be given by Mr. Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.
The website of the event is available under the following link: https://indico.cern.ch/event/807172
The Poster of the event can be downloaded here