Activities 2018

Summary of FELs OF EUROPE (FOE) Activities 2018

1. Core activities
• Signature of the FOE Memorandum of Understanding extension for further 6 years
• 2 Face-To-Face meetings at Elettra in March and at SOLEIL in October 2018
• 300 power banks and 2 roll-up banners for FOE events produced as P&R material
• Website updated and maintained (

2. Events
• SCIENCE@FELs 2018 Conference, 24-27 June in Stockholm; FOE prize awarded to Dr. Jonas Sellberg
• Satellite event to the SCIENCE@FELs 2018: Forum on Advanced FEL Techniques, 27-28 June in Stockholm
• PhotonDiag 2018 Workshop, 17-19 September in Hamburg; FOE prize awarded to Dr. Jaromír Chalupský
• Special issue of Journal of Synchrotron Radiation with 20 selected contributions from the PhotonDiag 2018

3. Dissemination
• July and December issues of the FOE Newsletter, in an innovative edition
• 400 copies of the FOE Whitebook on Science with FEL distributed to 24 facilities and laboratories worldwide

4. Networking
• FOE and LASERLAB EUROPE co-organised the SCIENCE@FELs 2018 conference
• Participation at the CALIPSOPlus Annual Meeting, 16.05.18 Barcelona
• Participation at the EUCALL event Future Strategies for Research Infrastructure Operation, 06.09.18, Brussels
• FOE support letters provided to national and international initiatives as ADRENALIN, CLARA, ExPaNDS, LUSIA

5. LEAPS activities
• FOE contributed to the Appendix to the LEAPS Strategy 2030 document
• LEAPS Strategy Group on FELs (Strategy Group 2) created
• Participation at Barcelona (February) and Hamburg (November) LEAPS meetings