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 2021

Council Cou 156: 8-9 Jun Cou 157: 7-8 Dec
   
Committee of Council CoC 98: 3-4 Mar CoC 99: 27-28 Sep    
Finance Committee FC 163: 4-5 May FC 164 (extraordinary): 20 Sep FC 165: 9-10 Nov

 

Scientific Technical Committee STC 98: 29-30 Apr STC 99: 26-27 Oct    
ESAC: 22 Feb      
ESC: 19-20 Apr      
LSP: 19-20 Apr      
Observing Programmes Committee OPC 108: 1-2 June      
Users Committee UC 45: 27-28 Apr      
ELT Management Advisory Committee (EMAC)        

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