From ICOS Observer to Member!

Great news reached us yesterday: the Swiss Parliament voted to apply for a change in Switzerland’s status from ICOS Observer to ICOS Member! In April 2022, the Federal Councils had submitted the Dispatch on Switzerland's access to six European research infrastructure networks to Parliament. As part of this, Switzerland seeked parliamentary permission to change its status from ICOS Observer to Member.

By getting full membership, ICOS Switzerland will get voting rights in the General Assembly, the highest decision-making body of ICOS, where Switzerland has so far only acted as an Observer.