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ESS Governance

ESS is organised as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, or ERIC, under the European Commission's ERIC legal framework.

European Spallation Source ERIC Council

European Spallation Source ERIC is governed by the European Spallation Source ERIC Council, which is bound by the Statutes ratified by the ERIC Member Countries.
 
Detailed documentation on the ERIC legal framework can be found on the EC’s website.
 
The constituting European Spallation Source ERIC Council Meeting was held July 2-3, 2015, where the leadership was appointed, the Council Rules of Procedure were adopted, and the Terms of Reference for all advisory committees were adopted by the Council. The EC's establishment of ESS as an ERIC occured on August 31, 2015, and the transition of ESS from a Swedish limited partnership to an ERIC was completed as of October 1, 2015.
 
 

Appointed Leadership

The Director General of European Spallation Source ERIC is John Womersley and the Chair of the European Spallation Source ERIC Council is Prof. Lars Börjesson.
 

Committees

The committees established by the ERIC Council, including the Administrative and Finance Committee (AFC), In-Kind Review Committee (IKRC), Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), will serve as advisors to the ERIC Council.
 

Council Delegates

The European Spallation Source ERIC Council is composed of up to two delegates from each Member Country in addition to a Chairperson appointed by the Council.

Chair

Lars Börjesson

Chalmers University of Technology

Vice Chair

Caterina Petrillo

University of Perugia

Belgium

Laurent Ghys

Belgian Science Policy Office - BELSPO

Belgium

Eric van Walle

Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN)

Czech Republic 

Ivan Wilhelm

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)

Czech Republic

Petr Lukáš

Nuclear Physics Institute

Denmark

Bo Smith

Danish Ministry of Higher Education & Research 

Denmark

Robert Feidenhansl

University of Copenhagen

Estonia

Toivo Räim

Ministry of Education & Research

Estonia

Priit Tamm

Estonian Research Council

France

Amina Taleb-Ibrahimi

Institute of Physics CNRS

France

Patricia Roussel-Chomaz

French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission CEA

Germany

Beatrix Vierkorn-Rudolph

Federal Ministry of Education & Research

Germany

Sebastian Schmidt

Research Centre GmbH Jülich

Hungary

Laszlo Rosta 

MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics

Hungary

István Szabó

National Research, Development & Innovation Office

Italy

Eugenio Nappi

National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)

Italy

Salvatore La Rosa

Ministry of Education, Universities & Research

Norway

Bjørn Jacobsen

The Research Council of Norway

Poland

Marek Jezabek

The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kraków

Poland

Mateusz Gaczyński

Ministry of Science & Higher Education

Spain

Inmaculada R. Figueroa

Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Spain

José Luis Martínez

ESS-Bilbao

Sweden

David Edvardsson

Ministry of Education & Research

Sweden

Sven Stafström

The Swedish Research Council

Switzerland

Martin Kern

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

Switzerland

Joël Mesot

Paul Scherrer Institute PSI

The Netherlands

TBD

 

The Netherlands

H.T. (Bert) Wolterbeek

Delft University of Technology - TUDelft

United Kingdom

Andrew Taylor

Science and Technology Facilities Council

United Kingdom

TBD