The main objectives of the MEDEA network are:
1) to advance attosecond and femtosecond XUV spectroscopy by combining in-depth investigation of fundamental electronic processes in simple systems with experiments in complex molecules with the goal of elucidating novel electron dynamics with potential impact in chemistry, surface science, and biology,
2) to demonstrate the feasibility of nonlinear attosecond XUV spectroscopy on the few-femtosecond and sub-femtosecond timescale,
3) to obtain benchmarks for the validation of attosecond tools and femtosecond XUV pulses for the time-resolved imaging of electron and nuclear dynamics in molecules,
4) to contribute to the development of new technological solutions that will increase the competiveness of the industrial partners of the network,
5) to train a group of early stage researchers (ESRs) and contribute to their career prospects by providing them with scientific expertise in complementary research fields, knowledge in technology and innovation management, and special training in communication and outreach skills, and
6) to increase the interest of young students in the network’s core research field (Photonics) by introducing a dedicated experimental kit in several European secondary schools.