Charter of ENS HSC

  1.  A  High Scientific Council (HSC) advises the European Nuclear Society.
  2. The  HSC Members are 8 to 15 Scientists of high repute, coming from at least 5  European countries, selected by the President (see below) and nominated by the  ENS Board.
  3. HSC  has a president, who is elected by the Members and confirmed by the ENS Board.
  4. Members  and the President are nominated for a 3 year period, renewable indefinitely.
  5. The  disciplines represented in the HSC will include different science fields,  related to the use of nuclear technologies, among them Physics, Biology,  Medicine and Engineering.
  6. It  is desirable to have at least one member representing each discipline in the  HSC.
  7. If  needs arise members of HSC will create ENS Scientific Subcommittees, r esponsible for work on particular issues. Each subcommittee would have a  president, who might be, but is not necessarily, a member of HSC.
  8. The  work in HSC and subcommittees is voluntary.
  9. The  main tasks of HSC are:
    9.1.To critically review the current situation of the science and technology  in
    the fields of interest for ENS and issue position statements on relevant
    issues.
    9.2.To advise the ENS Programme Committee on ENS-sponsored Conferences
  10. The  Secretariat of ENS will provide administrative support to the work of the HSC.
  11. Contacts  should be made primarily by electronic means.
  12. HSC  should meet at least once per year, preferably during one of the major ENS  conferences.
  13. Any  member of the HSC would, ex officio, be offered editorial space in ENS  publications.
  14. Members  of the HSC may be solicited to take part ex officio in media events as  required. In case of “national” events, foreign HSC members would be  especially welcomed.