On the 22nd of April, 2014, the European Commission issued the response to the Step 1 application for the establishment of the EMSO-ERIC. The overall feedback is positive and the EMSO partnership will proceed with implementing the EC recommendations.
A 2-step evaluation procedure is envisioned to establish an ERIC, the legal entity designed to facilitate the management of research infrastructures in Europe. The evaluation is carried out by the European Commission services, more information about the procedure are available here. If you want to know more about EMSO-ERIC, click here.