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The General Assembly

The General Assembly is the strategic, decision-making, and supervisory body of APPEC. It is responsible for the general policy and the procedures of APPEC. Representatives of the General Assembly are appointed by their participating institution. The representatives are in general the directors of major astroparticle physics institutes or agencies, or managers of major national astroparticle physics programmes.

The Chairman of the General Assembly is elected by the General Assembly for two years. He is  “supra partes” and thus has no right to vote.

The Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Committee and the General Secretary are often invited to attend meetings of the General Assembly without voting rights. Legal entities having acquired observer status attend the meeting of the General Assembly without voting rights.

The General Assembly meetings are organised on average twice a year.

Here are the current members of the General Assembly:


Name Institution Country
Antonio Masiero (GA Chair) INFN Italy
Job de Kleuver (General Secretary) NWO Netherlands
Catherine De Clerq FWO Belgium
Laurent Favart FNRS Belgium
Panu Jalas OSI Finland
Anne-Isabelle Etienvre CEA France
Berrie Giebels CNRS IN2P3 France
Christian Stegmann DESY Germany
Johannes Blümer KIT Germany
Luke Drury DIAS/RIA Ireland
Fernando Ferroni INFN Italy
Stan Bentvelsen; Michiel van den Hout NWO/Nikhef Netherlands
Mario Pimenta LIP Portugal
Iliana Brancus; Livius Trache IFIN-HH Romania
Mario Martinez IFAE Spain
Antonio Bueno University of Granada Spain
Lars Bergström VR Sweden
Teresa Montaruli; Pascal Fischer SNSF Switzerland
Janet Seed STFC UK

Observers Institution
Halina Abramowitz ECFA, Tel Aviv University
Eckard Elsen CERN
Victor Matveev JINR
Andy Williams ESO
Ronald Stark ASTRONET, NWO
Mirjana Eckert-Maksic, Tihomir Suric HRZZ
Bozena Czerny NCBiR/NCN