CERN Protocol Office is appointed by the Director-General to handle all aspects of the CERN visit or participation in a CERN event for the directorate’s most prestigious guests.

In addition the team is responsible for the protocol aspects of CERN events.


Establish and ensure the enacting of the precedence and procedure governing a ceremony, visit or event.

Internal and external coordination

As the central contact point for the programme coordinate internal and external services involved during the preparation period and on the day.

Time management

On the day ensure that the established and agreed time is respected throughout the programme.


In case of the unexpected or last-minute alterations in the programme make the necessary changes and coordinate activities down-line.


The Protocol Officer is accountable to the Director-General for the professional running of the programme.

For visits for large groups or individuals of the general public please consult CERN Visits Service.