| || As the organizing committee of the Extended ECFA/DESY Study, we
propose that ECFA should support these activities for a further two years,
from Spring 2003. The three ECFA supported studies so far have played an
enormously important role in preparing the case for the linear collider.
This case has been endorsed by representative bodies in Europe, America
and Asia. An International Linear Collider Steering Group has been formed,
under the chairmanship of Maury Tigner, to promote the programme. It is
on the studies in the three regions to provide input on Physics and
Both the USA and Asia plan continued studies. The present ECFA/DESY Study
involves a widely distributed group of experimenters and theorists doing
feasibility studies, fundamental calculations and R&D. The momentum
of this work in Europe needs to be kept up to maintain our contribution to
the formation of an international user community.
ECFA accepted this proposal at their 29 November 2002 plenary meeting. The
new 'ECFA Study of Physics and Detectors for a Linear Collider' will run
to Spring 2005.