On June 13, 2014 the European Commission will host the first ERIC Network meeting in Brussels. ERIC stands for European Research Infrastructure Consortium The participants are representatives of existing ERICs, future ERICs that have submitted their Step 1 application, and members of the overseeing ERIC Committee. EMSO will be present at the meeting as a future ERIC. The goal of this meeting is to create a Network of ERICs to exchange information and best practices in support of more effective planning, implementation and operation of ERICs and EU RI infrastructure programs in general.