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Governing Board
The Governing Board brings together representatives from all the members of F4E at least twice per year and is responsible for taking a number of important decisions and supervising its activities.
Mandate

The GB is responsible for the supervision of F4E in the implementation of its activities. It makes recommendations and takes decisions on a wide range of matters, in particular it:

  • appoints the Director;
  • approves the basic organisational structure;
  • adopts the financial regulation and its implementing rules;
  • adopts the annual work programmes and budgets;

  • adopts the staff establishment plan and the staff policy plan;
  • appoints the Chairman and members of the Procurement and Contracts Committee;
  • establishes the Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) and appoint their members;
  • approves the annual accounts and annual activity reports;
  • adopts the implementing provisions for the Staff Regulations;
  • adopts rules for making human resources available to ITER and the Broader Approach;
  • approves the host agreement between the Joint Undertaking and Spain;
  • adopts rules on industrial policy, intellectual property rights and the dissemination of information in agreement with the Commission;
  • approves the conclusion of agreements with third countries and with institutions, undertakings or persons of third countries or with international organisations.

The voting rights of the members of the Governing Board are set out in Annex I of the statutes of the Joint Undertaking. Most decisions are taken by two-thirds majority or simple majority.

The GB adopts its own rules of procedure and also approves the rules of procedure of the Procurement and Contracts Committee. 

The Director and the Chair of the Procurement and Contracts Committee normally take part in GB meetings.

Chair and Vice-Chairs

The GB elects its Chair and Vice-Chairs from among its members upon a proposal by Euratom.

Ms Beatrix Vierkorn-Rudolph has been appointed as Chair for a first term of two years starting on 1 January 2020.

Dr. Maria Faury and Dr. Radomir Panek have been elected as Vice Chairs for a first term of two years starting on 1 January 2020.

Chair
Dr. Beatrix Vierkorn Rudolph
Chair of the ESS (European Spallation Source) Council
Vice-Chair
Dr. Radomir Panek
Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Science
Vice-Chair
Ms. Maria Faury
Director of international affairs and large research infrastructures, CEA – Fundamental research division Saclay, France

Representatives

Each member of F4E is represented in the Governing Board by two representatives, one of which has scientific and/or technical expertise in the areas related to its activities.

The following General Declarations of Interest are prepared in accordance with the Governing Board’s decision of 9 June 2015 concerning Confidentiality, Independence, Preventing and Managing Conflicts of Interest and subject to this Specific Privacy Notice.

Austria

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Aumayr

Director, Institute of Applied Physics TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology)

CV   |   GDI

Austria

Dr Daniel Weselka

Head of Unit, Federal Ministry for Science and Research

CV   |   GDI

Belgium

Dr Ir Alberto Fernandez Fernandez

Nuclear Attaché to DG Energy, FPS Economy

CV   |   GDI

Belgium

Prof Dr Eric Van Walle

General Manager, SCK.CEN

CV   |   GDI

Bulgaria

Prof DSC Troyo Dimov Troev

Head of Research Unit of the Association Euratom-INRNE, Bulgaria Academy of Sciences

CV   |   GDI

Croatia

Dr Tonči Tadić

Division of Experimental Physics, Laboratory for Ion Beam Interactions, Rudjer Boskovic Institute

CV   |   GDI

Croatia

Dr Stjepko Fazinić

Division of Experimental Physics, Laboratory for Ion Beam Interactions, Rudjer Boskovic Institute

CV   |   GDI

Cyprus

Mr Anastassios Yiannaki

Director of Reactor Services Division Nuclear Research Institute Řež

CV   |   GDI

Czech Republic

Dr Radomir Panek

Institute of Plasma Physics of the CAS

CV   |   GDI

Czech Republic

Ing. Ladislav Vála

Senior Researcher & Project Manager Centrum výzkumu Řež s.r.o. (Research Centre Řež)

CV   |   GDI

Denmark

Mr. Tomas Midtgaard

Senior Advisor, Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Ministry of Higher Education and Science

CV   |   GDI

Denmark

Prof. Volker Naulin

Head of Section, Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark

CV   |   GDI

Estonia

Dr Rein Kaarli

Advisor, Department of Research, Ministry of Education and Research

CV   |   GDI

Estonia

Dr Madis Kiisk

Director, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu

CV   |   GDI

Finland

Dr Tuomas Tala

Head of Research Unit of the Euratom-Tekes Association, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

CV   |   GDI

Finland

Mr Kari Koskela

Senior Advisor, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Southeast Finland

GDI

France

Mr. Bertrand Bouchet

Managing Director for European Affairs CEA- International Relations Division

GDI

France

Ms Maria Faury

Director of international affairs and large research infrastructures, CEA – Fundamental research division

CV   |   GDI

Germany

Prof Dr Harald Bolt

Forschungszentrum Juelich (VS-U)

CV   |   GDI

Germany

Dr Michael Stötzel

Head of Division “Fusion Research: FZJ, HZDR, HZB, IPP” Federal Ministry of Education and Research

CV   |   GDI

Greece

Dr. Stubos Athanasios

Director of the Institute of Nuclear and Radiological Sciences and Technology, Energy and Safety. National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos

CV   |   GDI

Greece

Dr. Mergia Konstantia

Director of Research, INRASTES, NCSR Demokritos Scientist in charge of Greek Fusion Technology Program for Demokritos

CV   |   GDI

Hungary

Dr Siegler Andras

Senior Advisor National Research Development and Innovation Office Hungary

CV   |   GDI

Hungary

Dr Gábor Veres

Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

CV   |   GDI

Ireland

Prof Miles Turner

Physics, Dublin City University

CV   |   GDI

Ireland

Mr Paul Shortt

Dept. of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

GDI

Italy

Dr Ing Aldo Pizzuto

Head of Research Unit Euratom-ENEA Association, ENEA Frascati

CV   |   GDI

Italy

Dr Eugenio Nappi

Vice President INFN

CV   |   GDI

EURATOM

Mr Massimo Garribba

Deputy Director-General responsible for the coordination of EURATOM policies, European Commission Directorate-General Energy (DG ENER)

Latvia

Dr. Dmitrijs Stepanovs

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia.

CV   |   GDI

Latvia

Dr Hab Andris Sternbergs

Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia

CV   |   GDI

Lithuania

Dr Sigitas Rimkevičius

Head, Laboratory of Nuclear Installation Safety Lithuanian Energy Institute

CV   |   GDI

Lithuania

Dr Stanislovas Žurauskas

Deputy Head, Science and Technology Division, Ministry of Education and Science

CV   |   GDI

Luxembourg

Dr Leon Diederich

Conseiller de Gouvernement, Ministere de l’Enseignement superieur et de la Recherche

CV   |   GDI

Luxembourg

Mr. Gaston Schmit

Conseiller de Gouvernement, Ministere de l’Enseignement superieur et de la Recherche

Malta

Mr Ian Gauci Borda

Associate Consultant, Malta Council for Science and Technology

CV   |   GDI

Malta

Mr. Karl Montebello

Policy and Strategy Executive, The Malta Council for Science and Technology

CV   |   GDI

Netherlands

Dr. Jeannette Ridder-Numan

Senior policy advisor/deputy head for Science and Humanities and International Affairs, Ministery of Education, Culture and Science

CV   |   GDI

Netherlands

Prof. Marco de Baar

Director Nuclear Fusion Programme DIFFER institute

CV   |   GDI

Poland

Dr Łukasz Ciupiński

Scientific Expert Materials Design Division, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering Warsaw University of Technology

CV   |   GDI

Poland

Ms Paulina Styczen

Principal Expert, Department of Strategy, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland

CV   |   GDI

Portugal

Prof Carlos Varandas

Instituto de Plasmas e Fusao Nuclear

CV   |   GDI

Portugal

Prof Teresa Ponce de Leão

President of LNEG

Romania

Dr Florin Buzatu

Director-General, Institute of Atomic Physics

CV   |   GDI

Romania

Dr. Teddy Craciunescu

National Institute of Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics NILPRP Bucharest-Magurele, Romania

CV   |   GDI

Slovakia

Dr Stefan Matejcik

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University

GDI

Slovakia

Dr Jozef Pitel

Research Scientist, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences

CV   |   GDI

Slovenia

Prof Dr Jože Duhovnik

Dean, Faculty for ME, University of Ljubljana

CV   |   GDI

Slovenia

Dr Igor Lengar

Jozef Stefan Institute, Reactor Physics Division

CV   |   GDI

Spain

Joaquín Sánchez Sanz

Director de Laboratorio Nacional de Fusion Centro Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT)

CV   |   GDI

Spain

Mr Carlos E. Martínez Riera

Ministry of Sciencie, Innovation and Universities

CV   |   GDI

Sweden

Prof Dr James Drake

Division of Fusion Plasma Physics, The Royal Institute of Technology KTH

CV   |   GDI

Sweden

Prof Pär Omling

Department of Solid State Physics, Lund University

CV   |   GDI

Switzerland

Mr Xavier Reymond

State Secretariat for education, Research and Innovation, International Cooperation in Research and Innovation

CV   |   GDI

Switzerland

Prof. Ambrogio Fasoli

Director Centres de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas CRPP Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL

CV   |   GDI
Meetings & Decisions

The record of the Governing Board meetings and the decisions taken are public. They can be found here below.

Meetings
Decisions
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48th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
29-09-2020
47th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
15-07-2020
46th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
03-04-2020
45th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
10-12-2019
44th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
10-07-2019
43rd Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
05-04-2019
42nd Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
12-12-2018
41st Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
06-07-2018
40th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
08-03-2018
39th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
20-12-2017
38th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
04-07-2017
37th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
03-03-2017
Second Amendment to the 2016 Budget
16-12-2016
Third Amendment to the Work Programme
16-12-2016
36th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
15-12-2016
Internal Audit Capability Charter
02-12-2016
35th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
05-07-2016
34th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
01-12-2015
33rd Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
06-10-2015
32nd Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
08-06-2015
31st Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
19-03-2015
30th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
03-12-2014
29th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
11-06-2014
28th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
11-12-2013
27th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
27-06-2013
26th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
10-12-2012
25th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
23-10-2012
24th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
29-06-2012
22nd Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
28-03-2012
21st Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
25-11-2011
20th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
01-06-2011
19th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
08-03-2011
18th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
02-12-2010
17th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
05-10-2010
16th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
10-06-2010
15th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
31-03-2010
14th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
27-01-2010
13th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
07-01-2010
12th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
27-11-2009
11th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
13-10-2009
10th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
09-07-2009
9th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
12-03-2009
8th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
04-12-2008
7th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
31-10-2008
6th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
08-07-2008
5th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
18-03-2008
4th Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
18-12-2007
3rd Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
22-10-2007
2nd Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
17-07-2007
1st Meeting (Summary of Decisions)
28-06-2007
Extension of the Director’s mandate
29-09-2020
First Amendment to the 2020 Budget
15-07-2020
First Amendment to the 2020 Work Programme
15-07-2020
3rdAmendment to the 2019 Work Programme
10-12-2019
Budget 2020
10-12-2019
Adoption of the new Financial Regulation of Fusion For Energy
10-12-2019
Annual and Multiannual Programme 2020-2024
10-12-2019
Second Amendment to the 2019 Budget
10-12-2019
Anti-Fraud Strategy
10-12-2019
2nd Amendment to the 2019 Work Programme
10-07-2019
1st Amendment to the 2019 Budget
10-07-2019
Amendment to the TAP rules of Procedure
10-07-2019
1st Amendment to the 2019 Work Programme
05-04-2019
F4E 2019 Budget
12-12-2018
2nd Amendment to the 2018 Work Programme
12-12-2018
2nd Amendment to the 2018 budget
12-12-2018
Annual and Multiannual Programme 2019-2023
12-12-2018
1 st Amendment to the 2018 Work Programme
06-07-2018
1 st Amendment to the 2018 budget
06-07-2018
Amendment to the PCC Rules of Procedure
06-07-2018
2018 budget
01-12-2017
Third amendment to the 2017 budget
01-12-2017
2nd amendment to the WP 2017
01-12-2017
Multi Annual Programming document 2018-2022
01-12-2017
Second amendment to the 2017 budget
10-10-2017
Derogations to the Implementing Rules of the Financial Regulation
04-07-2017
1st Amendment to the 2017 Budget
04-07-2017
1st Amendment to the Work Programme
04-07-2017
Garching Host Agreement
04-07-2017
Annual and Multi-Annual Programme 2017-2021
21-02-2017
2017 Budget
21-02-2017
2nd amendment to the 2016 Work programme
23-08-2016
1st Amendment to the 2016 Budget
29-07-2016
1st Amendment to the 2016 Work Programme
06-04-2016
2nd Amendment to the 2015 Work Programme
01-12-2015
2nd Amendment to the 2015 Budget
01-12-2015
2016 Work Programme
01-12-2015
2016 Budget
01-12-2015
English as working language
01-12-2015
Project Plan 2015
01-12-2015
Resource Estimate plan 2015
01-12-2015
Multi-annual Staff Policy Plan 2016-2018
01-12-2015
New Financial Regulation of the Joint Undertaking and its Implementing rules
01-12-2015
First Amendment to the 2015 Work Programme
08-06-2015
First Amendment to the 2015 Budget
08-06-2015
Anti-Fraud Strategy
08-06-2015
Rules on Confidentiality, Independence, Preventing And Managing Conflicts Of Interest
08-06-2015
Amended Rules of Procedure for the Governing Board
19-03-2015
Amended Rules of Procedure for the Bureau
19-03-2015
Rules of Procedure for the Administration and Management Committee
19-03-2015
Rules of Procedure for the Procurement and Contracts Committee
19-03-2015
Amended Rules of Procedure for the Technical Advisory Panel
19-03-2015
Amended Implementing Rules of the Financial Regulation
19-03-2015
2015 Budget
03-12-2014
2015 Work Programme
03-12-2014
IAS Mission Charter
03-12-2014
Resource Estimates Plan (2014 Edition)
03-12-2014
Second Amendment to the 2014 Budget
03-12-2014
Second Amendment to the 2014 Work Programme
03-12-2014
First Amendment to the 2014 Work Programme
11-06-2014
First Amendment to the 2014 Budget
11-06-2014
Rules on the Prevention and Management of Conflicts of Interest for F4E Staff
11-06-2014
2014 Budget
11-12-2013
2014 Work Programme
11-12-2013
Amended Implementing Rules of the Financial Regulation
11-12-2013
Project Plan (2013 Edition)
11-12-2013
Resource Estimates Plan (2013 Edition)
11-12-2013
Second Amendment to the 2013 Budget
11-12-2013
Second Amendment to the 2013 Work Programme
11-12-2013
Implementation of the Industrial Policy
27-06-2013
Policy on Intellectual Property Rights
27-06-2013
First Amendment to the 2013 Budget
27-06-2013
First Amendment to the 2013 Work Programme
27-06-2013
Communication Policy
27-06-2013
Confidentiality, Independence, Preventing and Managing Conflicts of Interest
27-06-2013
Secondment of Experts
27-06-2013
Multi-Annual Staff Policy Plan (2014-2016)
27-06-2013
Final 2012 Annual Accounts
27-06-2013
Project Plan (2012 Edition)
10-12-2012
Resource Estimates Plan (2012 Edition)
10-12-2012
2013 Work Programme
10-12-2012
2013 Budget
10-12-2012
Third Amendment to the 2012 Work Programme
10-12-2012
Second Amendment to the 2012 Budget
10-12-2012
Amended Implementing Rules of the Financial Regulation
10-12-2012
Amended Rules of Procedure for the Executive Committee
10-12-2012
Amended Rules of Procedure for the Administration and Finance Committee
10-12-2012
Implementing Rules of the Staff Regulations for family leave, parental leave and the transfer of pension rights
10-12-2012
Implementing Rules of the Staff Regulations for the appraisal of the Director
10-12-2012
Implementing Rules of the Staff Regulations for part-time work
10-12-2012
Implementing Rules of the Staff Regulations for the classification of new employees
10-12-2012
Industrial Policy
10-12-2012
Second Amendment to the 2012 Work Programme
29-06-2012
Amended Implementing Rules
29-06-2012
Amendment to the Fifth Edition of the Resource Estimates Plan
28-03-2012
Amended Charter of the Audit Committee
28-03-2012
Policy on Intellectual Property Rights and Dissemination of Information
28-03-2012
First Amendment to the 2012 Work Programme
28-03-2012
First Amendment to the 2012 Budget
28-03-2012
Endorsement of the Preliminary 2013 Work Programme
28-03-2012
Charter of the F4E Accounting Officer
28-03-2012
IAC Mission Charter
25-11-2011
Working Arrangements between IAS and F4E
25-11-2011
IAS Mission Charter
25-11-2011
Amendments to the Financial Regulation
25-11-2011
Amendments to the Implementing Rules
25-11-2011
Project Plan (Edition 2011)
25-11-2011
Amended 2011 Work Programme
25-11-2011
2012 Budget
25-11-2011
2012 Work Programme
25-11-2011
Amendments to the Implementing Rules of the Financial Regulation
01-06-2011
Participation in Erasmus Mundus
01-06-2011
Resource Estimates Plan
01-06-2011
Rules of Procedure of the Administration and Finance Committee
01-06-2011
Rules of Procedure of the Bureau
01-06-2011
Second Amended Rules of Procedure of the Technical Advisory Panel
01-06-2011
Second Amendment to the 2011 Budget
01-06-2011
Second Amendment to the 2011 Work Programme
01-06-2011
Staff Policy Plan
01-06-2011
Third Amended Rules of Procedure of the Executive Committee
01-06-2011
Third Amended Rules of Procedure of the Governing Board
01-06-2011
First Amendment to the 2011 Work Programme
08-03-2011
First Amendment to the 2011 Budget
08-03-2011
Final 2010 Budget
08-03-2011
Project Plan
02-12-2010
Establishment of a Working Group for Industrial Policy
02-12-2010
Establishment of a Working Group for F4E Improvement
02-12-2010
Amendment to the Implementing Rules of the Financial Regulation
02-12-2010
Amended 2010 Work Programme
02-12-2010
Amended 2010 Budget
02-12-2010
2011 Work Programme
02-12-2010
2011 Budget
02-12-2010
2009 Annual Accounts
Decision on the Creation of the Audit Committee
10-06-2010
Decision to approve an agreement with the Iter Organisation to make available offices for F4E staff and its contractors
10-06-2010
First Amended 2010 Budget
10-06-2010
Second Amended 2010 Work Programme
10-06-2010
Second Amended Rules of Procedure of the Executive Committee
10-06-2010
Amendment to the Implementing Rules of the Financial Regulation
10-06-2010
Amended 2010 Work Programme
31-03-2010
Project Plan (Edition 2009)
27-11-2009
Resource Estimates Plan
27-11-2009
Work Programme 2010
27-11-2009
Amended 2009 Work Programme
27-11-2009
Amended 2009 Budget
27-11-2009
Budget 2010
27-11-2009
Mission Charter of the Internal Audit Service
27-11-2009
Work Programme 2009
09-07-2009
Amended Budget 2009
09-07-2009
Governing Board Rules of Procedure
09-07-2009
Executive Committee Rules of Procedure
09-07-2009
TAP Rules of Procedure
09-07-2009
2008 Annual Accounts
30-06-2009
Amended 2009 Budget
12-03-2009
Decision establishing a Fusion for Energy Site and Buildings Office at the ITER International Organisation
12-03-2009
2009 Work Programme
04-12-2008
2009 Budget
04-12-2008
Resource Estimates Plan
04-12-2008
Staff Policy Plan
04-12-2008
Final Amended 2008 Budget
04-12-2008
Amended 2008 Work Programme
31-10-2008
Amended 2008 Budget
31-10-2008
Report from the Ad-Hoc Group on F4E Funding Schemes
31-10-2008
Decision appointing the Accounting Officer
08-07-2008
Report on the staffing needs of Fusion for Energy
08-07-2008
Decision amendmending the implementing rules of the Financial Regulation
08-07-2008
Decision amending the Work Programme for 2008
08-07-2008
Decision amending the Budget for 2008
08-07-2008
Decision establishing a network of Industrial Liaison Officers
08-07-2008
Decision adopting the Work Programme for 2008
18-12-2007
Decision adopting the Budget for 2008
18-12-2007
Decision adopting the Project Plan
18-12-2007
Decision adopting the Resource Estimates Plan
18-12-2007
Decision delegating certain tasks to the Executive Committee
18-12-2007
Decision adopting the amendments to the Financial Regulation
18-12-2007
Decision concerning the basic organisational structure
22-10-2007
Decision appointing the members, Chair and Vice-Chair of the “Technical Advisory Panel” (TAP) and implementing measures to facilitate interactions with the Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) of the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA)
22-10-2007
Decision appointing the Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee
22-10-2007
Decision on the accession of the Joint Undertaking to the Inter-institutional Agreement of 25 May 1999 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission concerning internal investigations by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
22-10-2007
Decision concerning a Code of Good Administrative Behaviour of the Joint Undertaking
22-10-2007
Decision adopting the Financial Regulation of the Joint Undertaking
22-10-2007
Decision adopting the Implementing Rules of the Financial Regulation of the Joint Undertaking
22-10-2007
Decision on the secondment of experts (Seconded National Experts – “SNEs”) to the Joint Undertaking
22-10-2007
Decision concerning the mandate and rules of procedure for the Scientific Programme Board (“Technical Advisory Panel (TAP)”)
17-07-2007
Decision concerning transparency and public access to documents
17-07-2007
Decision adopting the Rules of Procedure for the Governing Board
28-06-2007
Decision approving the host agreement between the Joint Undertaking and the Kingdom of Spain
28-06-2007
Decision approving the Rules of Procedure for the Executive Committee
28-06-2007
Decision on the delegation of certain tasks to the Executive Committee
28-06-2007
Decision on the terms and conditions for internal investigations in relation to the prevention of fraud, corruption and any illegal activity detrimental to the Communities’ interests
28-06-2007
Decision on confidentiality, independence and managing potential conflicts of interest
28-06-2007
Decision appointing the members of the Executive Committee of the Joint Undertaking
28-06-2007