On November 21 st Prof. dr. Peter R. Lang made a presentation on the research infrastructure project EUSMI – European infrastructure for the spectroscopy, imaging and scattering of soft matter, which is funded by the European Commission through H2020. EUSMI is offering access to a broad spectrum of unique instrumentation, synthesis facilities and computers for the study of soft matter. The suite of facilities includes a coherent x-ray beam-line, six neutron scattering instruments, most advanced microscopes world leading synthesis laboratories, one of the fastest super computers in Europe and about 70 highly specialized instruments for a variety of experiments. Access is granted free of charge to soft matter (including colloids, (bio-)polymers, liquid crystals, surfactants etc.) scientists upon successful application. Further, thanks to EU-support, the project is able to cove costs for travel, accommodation and subsistence related to the implementation of a proposed experiment.