About ASPERA
AStroParticle ERAnet


ASPERA is a network of national government agencies responsible for coordinating and funding national research efforts in Astroparticle Physics






Within the ERA-NET scheme of the European Commission, ASPERA started in July 2006. After a first successful three-year period, ASPERA, as ASPERA 2,  is now continuing for another three-year programme towards the development of a sustainable body for astroparticle physics in Europe. ASPERA 2 is funded by the European Commission through the 7th Framework Programme.





ASPERA has come about through the existence of ApPEC, an interest grouping of national funding agencies, which was founded in 2001 when six European scientific agencies took the initiative to coordinate and encourage Astroparticle Physics in Europe.





ASPERA comprises 24 national funding agencies in Europe providing funding in Astroparticle Physics research:

Germany Flag BMBF, DESY/PT                                                              Partners' logos
France Flag CNRS, CEA
Belgium Flag FRS-FNRS, FWO
Croatia Flag HRZZ
Czech Republic Flag MEYS, FZU
Greece Flag DEMOKRITOS
Italy Flag INFN
Netherlands Flag FOM
Poland Flag NCBiR
Portugal Flag FCT
Romania flag IFIN-HH
Spain Flag MINECO
Sweden Flag VR
Switzerland Flag SNF
UK Flag STFC
Hungary Flag NIH
CERN Logo CERN
Slovenia Flag ARRS
Ireland Flag RIA
Russia Flag RFBR