FOURTH EUROPEAN STRATEGY SESSION OF COUNCIL
19 SEPTEMBER 2008
The Council took note of the President's report.
SCIENTIFIC SECRETARY’S REPORT
- Procedure for Recognizing Projects
The Council took note of the report by the Scientific Secretary, Professor Stapnes, and of the White Paper containing the proposed procedure for the recognition and follow-up of projects relating to the European Strategy for Particle Physics by the European Strategy Sessions of Council, and agreed that the Scientific Secretary should prepare a formal document, taking into account the input from delegations during the discussion, to be submitted to the European Strategy Session for approval in December.
REPORT ON THE FALC MEETING HELD IN ROME ON 14 JULY 2008
The Council took note of the President’s report.
NEGOTIATION WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
The Council took note of the information provided by the President and the Director-General.
UPDATE OF THE ESFRI ROADMAP
The Council took note of the information provided by Dr Vierkorn-Rudolph in her capacity as Vice-Chairman of ESFRI and of the summary description of the European Strategy for Particle Physics drawn up by the Scientific Secretariat and forwarded to the ESFRI roadmap editorial group.
THE CERN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER NETWORK – STATUS REPORT
The Council took note of document CERN-Council-S/024 and of the presentation by the CERN Secretary-General, Mr Metzger.
REPORT FROM THE EUROPEAN PARTICLE PHYSICS COMMUNICATION NETWORK
The Council took note of document CERN-Council-S/021 and of the presentation by the CERN Secretary-General. The Council further took note that the Scientific Secretariat would follow up with the Communication Network the three specific issues raised by delegations during the discussion, namely:
- the relationship between the Communication Network and the Observer States;
- evaluation of the results of the media event on the first LHC beam day at CERN on 10 September and of the lessons to be learned for future events;
- the appropriate means of presenting future LHC results to the general public.
The Council took note of document CERN-Council-S/020 and of the presentation by the ECFA Chairman, Professor Meier.
INFORMATION ON THE SUPER-B PROJECT
The Council took note of Professor Petronzio’s report and agreed that the Scientific Secretariat should follow up the project according to the principles presented in the White Paper under the Scientific Secretary’s report, taking into account the outcome of the ad hoc RECFA working group set up to study the physics potential and technologies of future high luminosity b-factories. The Council further took note that a proposal for the next steps would be submitted to the Council at the appropriate juncture in 2009.
EU FP7 R&D PROJECTS RELATED TO THE EUROPEAN STRATEGY
The Council took note of the information set out in document CERN/SPC/906-CERN-Council-S/022 and of the presentation by the Scientific Secretary, and agreed that:
- a proposal for the recognition of the four projects presented as forming part of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, namely SLHC-PP, ILC-HiGrade, EURO ν and EUCARD, would be prepared by the Scientific Secretariat and submitted to the European Strategy Session in December 2008;
- the Scientific Secretariat should investigate the possibilities for interaction between EU FP7 R&D projects and the newly established Technology Transfer Network.
RELATIONS BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN STRATEGY SESSION OF COUNCIL AND ApPEC
The Council took note of the information set out in document CERN-Council-S/023 and, by unanimous vote of the delegations represented, approved the three proposals set out on page 2, namely:
- that a representative of the ApPEC Steering Committee would be invited to attend the European Strategy Sessions of Council with the right to take the floor;
- that the Chairman of the ApPEC Peer Review Committee could be invited to participate in the Secretariat’s preparation of the European Strategy Sessions, where considered desirable to prepare topics and issues of mutual interest to ApPEC and the European Strategy Sessions of Council;
- that the arrangement would be in place until the next Strategy Update, on the understanding that a first assessment would be made after the September 2009 European Strategy Session of Council.
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