Statement from the European Strategy Group after the Bad Honnef drafting meeting

The drafting session of the European Strategy Group preparing the next European Particle Physics Strategy Update took place in Bad Honnef (Germany) between 21-25 January 2020. After a week of fruitful discussions involving senior figures of European and international particle physics, convergence was achieved on recommendations that will guide the future of the field.

The drafting session marks a key stage of the strategy update process. The attendees of the Bad Honnef drafting session successfully carried out their ambitious task of identifying a set of priorities and recommendations. They built on the impressive progress made since the last update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, in 2013, and the rich input received from the entire particle physics community in the current update process.

The next step in this process will be to submit the document outlining the recommendations to the CERN Council. It will be discussed by the Council in March and submitted for final approval at an extraordinary Council Session on 25 May, in Budapest, Hungary. Once approved,  it can be made public.


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