Switzerland to change from ICOS Observer to Member
Switzerland seeks parliamentary permission to change its status from ICOS Observer to Member. The country has been part of ICOS since the very beginning, but Switzerland’s legislation has made it challenging to become a full member until now.
However, now the Swiss Government, called Federal Council, has asked the Parliament to agree on full membership in ICOS, along with five other European research infrastructures. In the case of ICOS, this means e.g. voting rights in the General Assembly, the highest decision-making body of ICOS.
Switzerland has currently two ICOS stations, Davos and Jungfraujoch, both of them Class 1 (the highest class).
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