After the publication of the ESFRI roadmap in 2008, it was evident that all the selected environmental Research Infrastructures would face similar challenges in their implementation and we identified the need for a closer collaboration.

This led to the onset of the ENVRI  (2011-2014),  ENVRIplus (2015-2019) and ENVRI-FAIR (2019-2023).

These three projects have focused on the integration of the European environmental research infrastructure landscape. New projects ENVRINNOV and ENVRI-Hub NEXT kicked off in 2024.

In addition to ENVRI, ENVRIplus and ENVRI-FAIR, the European Commission also funded the COOPEUS project (2012-2015) and COOP+ (2016-2018), thus extending the collaboration of environmental Research Infrastructures beyond the European borders (to US, Canada, Brazil and Australia).