Hosting scientific structures & networks

We provide tailored secretariat services enabling scientific structures & networks to focus on their activities and impact

Our support

  • Finance : Collection of annual contributions from member organisations; invoicing and recovery; accounting; regular reporting to members and overall governance
  • Human resources : ESF can provide support for hiring and, when required, direct staff management and contractual arrangements, payroll and social charges management
  • Legal support : Legal advice; drafting of Memoranda of Understanding and various agreements; support on the establishment of contracts and follow-up
  • Communication : Support for publications, press releases and media monitoring services; web site support when required; dissemination using ESF’s network and external PR agency support
  • Science and science policy management : Support in the organisation of events and plenary meetings; drafting of position papers and consensus reports; foresight studies; surveys and analysis
  • Other services : Bespoke support and services provided to meet your specific requirements


ESF has a long track record establishing and hosting scientific structures and networks since 1974 across diverse scientific fields including space sciences, radio-astronomy frequencies, nuclear physics, and Open Access.

Click on the logos below to see the scientific organisations that have entrusted their executive office administration to ESF: