ESO's Governing Bodies

ESO's ruling body is its Council, which delegates day to day responsibility to the Executive under ESO's Director General. Other governing bodies of ESO are: the Finance Committee (FC), the Scientific Technical Committee (STC), the Observing Programmes Committee (OPC) and the Users Committee (UC).

Information about the meeting dates of the various committees is available via the meetings calender below. Please note that in most cases committees documents have restricted access and are password protected.

ESO procedures (password protected):

Council and Committee Meetings in 2020

Council Cou 153: (extraordinary): 4 Mar Cou 154: 9-10 Jun
Cou 155: 1-2 Dec  
Committee of Council CoC 96: 3-4 Mar CoC 97: 5-6 Oct    
Finance Committee FC 159 (extraordinary): 18 Feb FC 160: 12-13 May FC 161 (extraordinary): 15 Sep

FC 162: 10-11 Nov   

Scientific Technical Committee STC 95: 16-17 Apr STC 96: 27-28 Oct    
ESAC: 20 Feb ESAC: 29-30 Sept    
ESC: 3 Apr      
LSP: 14-15 Apr LSP: 26 Oct    
Observing Programmes Committee OPC 106: 29-30 June OPC 107: 17-19 Nov    
Users Committee UC 44: 29-30 Apr      
ELT Management Advisory Committee (EMAC)        

Council and Committee Meetings in 2019

Council and Committee Meetings in 2018

Council and Committee Meetings in 2017

Council and Committee Meetings in 2016

Council and Committee Meetings in 2015

Council and Committee Meetings in 2014

Council and Committee Meetings in 2013

Council and Committee Meetings in 2012

Overview of Previous Meetings