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 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 occurred 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. 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
  • Laurent Ghys
    Belgian Science Policy Office - BELSPO
    Belgium
  • Eric van Walle
    Belgian Nuclear Research Centre - SCK-CEN
    Belgium
  • 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
  • Niels Christian Nielsen
    Aarhus University
    Denmark
  • Toivo Räim
    Ministry of Education & Research
    Estonia
  • Priit Tamm
    Estonian Research Council
    Estonia
  • Emmanuelle Lacaze
    French National Centre for Scientific Research - CNRS
    France
  • Patricia Roussel-Chomaz
    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

 

  • Eugenio Nappi
    National Institute of Nuclear Physics - INFN
    Italy
  • Salvatore La Rosa
    Ministry of Education, Universities & Research
    Italy
  • Nico Kos
    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 Economy and Competitiveness
    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
  • Joël Mesot
    Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
    Switzerland
  • Andrew Taylor
    Science and Technology Facilities Council
    United Kingdom
  • Claire Durkin
    UK Government Department for Business Innovation and Skills
    United Kingdom