Europe and the Middle East

There are more than 20 lightsources in Europe and the Middle-East (operational, or under constructions). This page lists all European members of the collaborations.

if your facility is not listed below and wishes the join our collaboration, please contact Florentine our Project Manager.

Synchrotron facilities

FEL facilities

EU initiatives

There are several EU initiative related to lightsources. For information we are listing the ones we are aware of here:

  • LEAPS – the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources – is a strategic consortium initiated by the Directors of the Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Laser (FEL) user facilities in Europe
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  • FELs Of Europe – is a collaboration of all free electron laser (FEL) facilities in Europe, with the goal to meet the technological and scientific challenges of these novel and rapidly developing technologies
    For more information visit:
  • Wayforlight – is a portal for European users; wayforlight is an initiative of the European I3 project CALIPSO
    For more information visit:
  • CALIPSOplus – The aim of the CALIPSOplus project is to remove barriers for access to world-class accelerator-based light sources in Europe and in the Middle East.
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