APPEC is a consortium of 19 funding agencies, national government institutions, and institutes from 17 European countries, responsible for coordinating and funding national research efforts in astroparticle physics.

The APPEC General Assembly gathers heads of agencies around Europe and observers from international organizations such as CERN, the European Southern Observatory (ESO), Astronet and the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA), to coordinate a collective European strategy for astroparticle physics, execute the recommendations of the roadmap and to create a forum where future actions are discussed and common endeavours emerge.
Collaboration with ESCAPE: 
ESCAPE will collaborate in the Dark Matter initiative launched jointly by APPEC, ECFA and NuPECC, which brings together high energy physics, astroparticle physics and nuclear physics communities
Expected Impact: 
ESCAPE will deliver a Test Science Project to support the Dark Matter Initiative. aiming at being a test bench for building a common FAIR-data open research environment.