Because of the PESI involvement in the European research infrastructures developments, Yde de Jong was invited to the Sixth European Conference on Research Infrastructures (ECRI2010) in Barcelona, on 23 and 24 March 2010. The objectives of the conference were to promote discussions on the European strategy for research infrastructures (RIs) and on the decision making process to enable the implementation of the ESFRI roadmap. Management and financial issues, as well as the governance structures of these RIs within the ERA, have been addressed. Also a specific session was organised devoted to e-infrastructure for science dealing with key challenges for the future.