Governance

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

European Spallation Source ERIC Council

Council Meetings: Chair's Summary

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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 on 2 & 3 July 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 occurred on 31 August 2015, and the transition of ESS from a Swedish limited partnership to an ERIC was completed as of 1 October 2015.

Appointed Leadership

The Director General of European Spallation Source ERIC is John Womersley. The Chair of the European Spallation Source ERIC Council is Prof. Lars Börjesson of Sweden and the Vice-Chair is Dr. Beatrix Vierkorn-Rudolph of Germany.

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), serve as advisors to the ERIC Council.

Delegates to the ESS Council

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

  • Lars Börjesson (Chair)
    Chalmers University of Technology
    Sweden
  • Beatrix Vierkorn-Rudolph (Vice-Chair)
    German Federal Ministry of Education & Research (ret.)
    Germany
  • Lukas Levak
    Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport - MEYS
    Czech Republic
  • Petr Lukáš
    Nuclear Physics Institute
    Czech Republic
  • Bo Smith
    Danish Ministry of Higher Education & Research
    Denmark
  • Kurt Clausen
    Technical University of Denmark - DTU
    Denmark
  • Toivo Räim
    Ministry of Education & Research
    Estonia
  • Priit Tamm
    Estonian Research Council
    Estonia
  • Emmanuelle Lacaze
    French National Centre for Scientific Research - CNRS
    France
  • Pascal Debu
    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission - CEA
    France
  • Oda Keppler
    Federal Ministry of Education & Research
    Germany
  • Sebastian Schmidt
    Research Centre GmbH Jülich
    Germany
  • László Rosta
    MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics
    Hungary
  • Balázs Kápli
    National Research, Development and Innovation Office
    Hungary


 

 


 

  • Eugenio Nappi
    National Institute of Nuclear Physics - INFN
    Italy
  • Salvatore La Rosa
    Ministry of Education, Universities & Research
    Italy
  • Erik van Aert
    Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research
    The Netherlands
  • H.T. (Bert) Wolterbeek
    Delft University of Technology
    The Netherlands
  • Odd Ivar Eriksen
    Research Council of Norway
    Norway
  • Marek Jezabek
    The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics
    Poland
  • Mateusz Gaczyński
    Ministry of Science & Higher Education
    Poland
  • Inmaculada R. Figueroa
    Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities
    Spain
  • Adolfo Morais
    Basque Ministry of Universities & Research
    Spain
  • David Edvardsson
    Ministry of Education & Research
    Sweden
  • Sven Stafström
    The Swedish Research Council
    Sweden
  • Martin Kern
    State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation - SERI
    Switzerland
  • Christian Rüegg
    Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
    Switzerland
  • Mark Thomson
    UK Research and Innovation
    United Kingdom