The Member State Relations Section coordinates matters concerning relations between CERN and its Member States to ensure an ongoing and effective dialogue.
- facilitates appropriate information-sharing and exchange on matters of common concern;
- works with a designated Management Liaison for each country;
- helps to coordinate Thematic Forums for Member States on topics of interest.
The Management Liaison is a member of the CERN senior staff, who helps to maintain open dialogue between the CERN management and the Member States Council delegates and other relevant officials in that country. They may also interact with existing Informal Networks of staff and users from their country.
The goal of the Thematic Forums is to bring together CERN and Member State representatives who are experts in the relevant field to exchange information, share and develop ideas, and discuss long-term strategic issues in different areas.