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 2019

Council Cou-150: 4-5 Jun Cou-151: 3-4 Dec    
Committee of Council 94 CoC: 5-6 Mar 95 CoC: 8-9 Oct    
Finance Committee 155 FC (extraordinary): 19 Feb 156 FC: 7-8 May    
Scientific Technical Committee STC 93: 2-3 May STC 94: 22-23 Oct    
ESAC: 15 Feb ESAC:    
ESC: 12 Apr ESC:    
LSP: 26 Apr LSP:    
Observing Programmes Committee OPC 104: 14-16 May OPC 105: 19-21 Nov    
Users Committee UC 43: 29-30 Apr      
ELT Management Advisory Committee (EMAC)        

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