The Office for International Relations ("the Office") advises and assists the Director-General in all matters concerning international relations of the Organization. The Head of International Relations represents CERN in international relations matters when the Director-General is unavailable.
In particular, the Office assists the Director-General in
shaping and implementing international relations strategies;
strengthening the cooperation with Member States, Observers and Council Delegations;
fostering increased collaboration with Non-Member States and international organizations through the conclusion and implementation of cooperation agreements, in close collaboration with the CERN Legal Service;
facilitating the collaboration of external research institutions in CERN projects.
The Office maintains a complete and up-to-date record of the participation of the Member States, and of collaborating states, organizations and institutes, in the CERN programme.