1st EMPHASIS Ministry Meeting
Concrete steps for the formal implementation phase
On 11 June 2019, the 1st EMPHASIS Ministry Meeting hosted by BBSRC took place at the historical Church House Westminster in London. Representatives of six countries (Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy and UK) discussed strategic options for the operational phase of EMPHASIS. They started off by introducing the phenotyping landscape of their respective countries and the need for pan-European integration. As a conclusion, the meeting participants agreed on concrete steps for the formal implementation phase of EMPHASIS. All participants emphasised that the entire process to establish EMPHASIS is open to all ESFRI countries.