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European Synchrotron and FEL User Organisation

ESUO is an organization with the aim of coordinating the synchrotron radiation user activities within Europe to guarantee the realization and access to the best beamlines in Europe.

ESUO is lobbying for extension of EU funding to TransNational Access based activities.

  • Transnational Access potentially benefits a community of about 30,000 European users (Sept.2014 ESUO).
  • Transnational Open Access supported by EU (wayforlight website).

In CALIPSO council ESUO is represented by 5 user representatives.

Appointed members

The ESUO organization is made by and Executive Committee and a general assembly. The assembly is composed by one delegate per European Nation plus Israel, Norway, Serbia and Switzerland, following the "one nation-one vote" principle. Furthermore, the chairs of the Users organization of the major european synchrotron facilities participate as observers.

ESUO meetings

The first ESUO meeting took place in Lisbon - Host institution: ITQB Lisbon (prof. Carrondo) - on January 18th, 2010.

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