On 23 May 2012 the statutes were signed to establish NISE as a non-profit association.
The legal status will increase the possibility to make use of funding programmes to the fullest. It also will illustrate and reinforce NISE as independent, international platform.
The association is governed by a General Assembly, chosen by the three constitutive bodies of NISE: the Scientific Council, the Network of Institutes, Projects and Networks and the Coordination Centre. An Executive Board takes cares of daily business.