The EU-funded ESCAPE project has brought together the ESFRI and other world class Research Infrastructures in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Astro-Particle Physics, and Astronomy. In the 3 years of the project many synergistic and collaborative aspects have been highlighted and explored, from pure technical collaboration on common solutions for data management, AAI, and workflows, through development of new tools, such as AI/ML, and in education and training, for example in the area of Research Software. In addition, the project has shown that the communities have a lot in common, and can act as a single voice towards the funding agencies, the EC, and other key developments such as the European Open Science Cloud. ESCAPE is one of five such "cluster" projects, and the communities involved have found that the cluster concept is extremely useful in structuring the overall scientific community, and with many cross-domain commonalities are very important in acting together towards various political and funding bodies. Consequently we consider forming a long-term ESCAPE collaboration, that would exist independently of specific project funding, that can maintain the synergistic aspects of the ESCAPE scientific communities, while bringing new ones into the forum, and coordinate the interaction of those communities with the broader scientific and funding landscape. This talk will justify such a collaboration, outline some of its goals, and discuss the possible forms that it can take.
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