Partner initiatives

LENS and its members are engaged in joint activities with many other networks with the purpose of advancing and extending the reach of neutron science.

Current partners


Analytical Research Infrastructures in Europe (ARIE) is a network of high-level facilities that provide instruments and services to enable European researchers to address the Missions of Horizon Europe.


The European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) is an affiliation of national neutron scattering societies and committees that directly represent users. ENSA provides a platform for discussion and a focus for action in neutron scattering and related topics in Europe.

ESS Bilbao

ESS Bilbao is a public consortium of Central and Basque Governments, bringing knowledge and added value in particle accelerator and neutron scattering science and technologies by leveraging its in-kind contribution to the European Spallation Neutron Source, in Lund (Sweden).


The European Low Energy accelerator-based Neutron facilities Association aims to promote cooperation within Europe in the field of neutron sources based on an accelerator and a low energy reaction to produce neutrons.

Previous partners


The Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud (PaNOSC) is a cluster of ESFRI Research Institutes, financed by Horizon 2020, that proposes to align the efforts of the existing and new photon and neutron sources to make FAIR data a reality and link up to the EOSC.


BrightnESS² was a European Union-funded project in support of long-term sustainability of the European Spallation Source, its community, and the network of neutron sources in Europe.


SINE2020 was a consortium of 18 partner institutions, funded by Horizon 2020. The goal of the project was to prepare Europe for the unique opportunities at the ESS, and to develop the innovation potential of large-scale neutron facilities.


FILL2030 was a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to form a sustainable business model that would enable ILL’s operation to at least 2030.