THREE GOVERNING BODIES FOR A LIGHT OPERATING STRUCTURE
CIERA has a general assembly, a steering committee, a scientific council which all promote the decisions and orientations of its activities. Their roles and structure are set out in the GIP’s constituting convention and as well as its rules of procedure.
The General Assembly is CIERA’s main decision-making body. It is chaired by Hélène Miard-Delacroix, professor at Sorbonne Université who is also president of CIERA.
The General Assembly brings together the representatives of the 12 member institutions of the Centre. Other participants in the General Assembly include a representative of the German Academic Exchange Office (DAAD) and of France’s Ministry of Higher Education for Research and Innovation (MESRI).
The steering committee meets as an interdisciplinary committee. It discusses and directs the Centre's actions and acts as a selection committee for most of its programmes. CIERA’s member institutions appoint university teachers to represent them on this committee. These members thus ensure the liaison between CIERA and the teams of the institutions they represent.
The Scientific Council is chaired by Patrick Farges, a professor at the University of Paris. It brings together eminent scientists from French and German institutions outside the Centre’s member institutions. It provides an informed look at the general scientific orientations of CIERA and makes recommendations on the program of activities.