The Polish Particle Physics Consortium (KPFC) was established in 2013 by virtue of an agreement concluded between four Polish scientific units:
- AGH University of Science and Technology
- Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences
- National Centre for Nuclear Research
- University of Warsaw.
The goals of the Consortium are:
- to support research in the field of particle physics,
- to coordinate and support activities for the development of scientific infrastructure for particle physics in Poland,
- to establish cooperation for educating young particle physics scientists and supporting their career development,
- to develop, in collaboration with global science, strategic programs for particle physics research conducted by Polish scientific units,
- to represent, within the scope of the Consortium’s activities, the Polish particle physics community in its contacts with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as national and foreign organizations and agencies funding research,
- to select candidates for representing the Polish particle physics community in national and international organizations,
- to coordinate the cooperation between Polish scientific units and research groups with international institutions and organizations conducting particle physics research, in particular the cooperation with CERN,
- to carry out particle physics outreach activities.