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.
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.
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.
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|
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||H.T. (Bert) Wolterbeek||Delft University of Technology - TUDelft|
|United Kingdom||Andrew Taylor||Science and Technology Facilities Council|