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 2022

Council Cou 159 (extraordinary): 8 Mar Cou 160: 7-8 Jun Cou 161: 6-7 Dec  
Committee of Council CoC 100: 8-9 Mar CoC 101: 4 Oct    
Finance Committee FC 166: 3-4 May
FC 167 (extraordinary): 20 Sep
FC 168: 7-8 Nov (Chile)

 

Scientific Technical Committee STC 100: 26-27 Apr STC 101: 25-26 Oct    
ESAC: 7-9 Feb      
ESC: 5-6 Apr      
LSP: 12-13 Apr      
Observing Programmes Committee OPC 110: 24-25 May
     
Users Committee UC 46: 28-29 Apr      
ELT Management Advisory Committee (EMAC)        

Council and Committee Meetings in 2021

Council and Committee Meetings in 2020

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