Following the recommendations issued in the scientific vision (WP2) the objectives of this WP are:
to derive the status quo of research processing and funding in astrophysics,
to identify all formal, legal and administrative barriers that may hinder cooperation and the implementation of joint research programs,
to develop a common action plan for future European co-operation in astrophysics,
to develop common evaluation procedures, rules of good practice, standards for the implementation, management, and administration of future medium or large size projects or infrastructures in astrophysics,
to develop a template for an implementation of a targeted coordinated research activity,
to launch a call for proposals in a selected subject with an expected European added value.