ESPD statutes and bylaws approved
On 26 September 2008, at the EPS Executive Committee meeting in
CERN (Geneva) the decision was taken to cease activity of the Joint
The Executive Committee decided, upon the suggestion of the SPS board, to set up a new, self standing European Solar Physics DIVISION (ESPD) in its own right to serve the European Solar Physics Community.
The various subject disciplines of the JAD within Particle Astrophysics, on the other hand, became the responsibility of the High Energy and Particle Physics Division of EPS.
The EPS Council confirmed these decisions on 28 March 2009 during its meeting in Bad Honnef.
Small committees were set up to develop the statutes and bylaws of the new ESPD, to develop new web pages and to establish contacts and an official collaboration with the EAS.
New ESPD Statutes and bylaws have been prepared, modified after
discussion in the ESPD board and submitted to the EPS Council who
approved them on its meeting of 19-20 March 2010 (Mulhouse, France).
Moreover, the collaboration with EAS has been described in an agreement for a Joint Astrophysics Group of EAS and EPS that has been approved by the EPS Council and the EAS Council.