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End-of-year closure 2015/2016

As announced in CERN Bulletin No. 51-02/2015, the Laboratory will be closed from Saturday, 19 December 2015 to Sunday, 3 January 2016 inclusive. >>

Temporary reintroduction of border controls at French borders inside the Schengen Area

The French authorities have informed CERN that, in view of the upcoming COP21 Paris Climate Conference, France will exceptionally reintroduce controls at its borders with Schengen states for one month from 13 November to 13 December 2015. All border posts and crossing points between France and Switzerland will be affected by this measure. >>

Official holidays in 2016 and end-of-year closure 2016/2017

Application of Articles R II 4.38 and R II 4.39 of the Staff Regulations. >>

Extension of the pre-retirement programmes

Following a recommendation by the Standing Concertation Commitee at its meeting on 9 November 2015 and approval by the Director-General, please note that: >>

Official News relating to CERN Safety Rules

The CERN Safety Rules listed below have been published on the official CERN Safety Rules website (see here). >>

110th ACCU Meeting

Agenda for the meeting to be held on Tuesday, 8 December 2015​ at 9:15 a.m. in room Georges Charpak (Room F, 60-6-015). >>

Family benefits - Obligation to provide information

Pursuant to Article R V 1.38 of the Staff Regulations, members of the personnel are reminded that they are required to inform the Organization in writing, within 30 calendar days, of any change in their family situation (marriage, partnership, birth of a child, etc.) and of the amount of any financial benefit of a similar nature to those provided for in the Staff Regulations (e.g. family allowance, child allowance, infant allowance, non-resident allowance or international indemnity) to which they or a member of their family may be entitled from a source other than CERN. >>

News Articles

Crystals channel high-energy beams in the LHC  
Peace is more than the absence of war  
LHC Report: plumbing new heights  
Lead-ion collisions: the LHC achieves a new energy record  
CERN's Technician Training Experience notches up another success!  
No speed limits in medical imaging and high-energy physics  
1 report, 6 authors? Easy!  
Princess of Thailand returns to CERN  
Innovation meets entrepreneurship  
CAS course on Intensity Limitations in Particle Beams at CERN  
Highlights from e-EPS: PiA – Physics in Advent  
From the CERN web: knowledge transfer, sustainability, CERN openlab and more  
Computer Security: professionalism in security, too  
Ombud’s Corner: moral harassment – are you concerned?  
Lev Borisovich Okun (1929 - 2015)  

Training and Development

Places available – Leadership programme (up to the end of 2015)  
Safety Training: places available in November and December 2015  
Places available - Personal development and communication courses (up to the end of 2015)  
Places available - Technical management courses (up to the end of 2015)  


Annual closure of the CERN restaurants  
CERN’s 2016 Beamline for Schools competition starts on 17 November  
CERN Shop Christmas Sale  
Please exercise extreme caution at the Saint-Genis roundabout  


Academic Training Lectures | The Art of Way Finding | 9-10 December  
CERN Library | Sandrine Saison-Marsollier, Corinne Pralavorio and Michel Spiro present "Si tu devais me dessiner l’Univers…" | 10 December  

Staff Association

2015 Five-Yearly Review : one last formal step, with the implementation to follow  
And after the elections!  
Cine club  



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