Management Board

EIG EURIDICE is governed by a four-person board. ONDRAF/NIRAS and SCK•CEN each appoint two board members for a period of three years. The Chairman of the Board is appointed by ONDRAF/NIRAS. The Secretary of the Board and the Director of EURIDICE attend meetings in an advisory capacity.

The board members are as follows (June 2013 - June 2015):

Marc Demarche, Chairman, Director-General of ONDRAF/NIRAS
Philippe Lalieux, Long Term Waste Management director of ONDRAF/NIRAS
Eric van Walle, Director-General of SCK•CEN
Hildegarde Vandehove, Manager of SCK•CEN's Institute for Environment, Health and Safety

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) advises the EURIDICE Management Board and comprises experts from various universities and from organisations working in the field of radioactive waste management: 

Prof. Tilmann Rothfuchs, Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit - GRS (Germany)
Prof. Robert Charlier, ArGEnCo, GEO3, University of Liège (Belgium)
Prof. Jean-Marc Baele, Department of Geology and Applied Geology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mons (Belgium)
Prof. Geert De Schutter, Technical Director Magnel Laboratory, Ghent University (Belgium)
Prof. Philippe Claeys, Head of the Earth System Science research group, VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Gilles Armand, Head of the Fluid and Solid Mechanics Department at the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management - Andra (France)

Programme committee for underground experiments (POP) 

The Programme committee for underground experiments (POP) analyses the safety of underground experiments and potential interference with other experiments, and advises the EURIDICE Management Board on this matter. The POP comprises representatives from both of the EIG’s constituent members (ONDRAF/NIRAS and SCK•CEN) and from EURIDICE.


Responsibility for the day-to-day management of EURIDICE lies with the Director and the Scientific Manager, who are appointed by ONDRAF/NIRAS and SCK•CEN, respectively. They are supported in their task by the Operations & Safety Manager and the Communication & Knowledge Manager. 


EIG EURIDICE is an economic partnership between SCK•CEN and ONDRAF/NIRAS, both of which provide its personnel. Besides the Director, who is appointed by ONDRAF/NIRAS, most of the team members are under contract to SCK•CEN.