The Governing Board

The Science Europe Governing Board is the senior body of elected members who jointly make, guide and monitor the strategic direction of the organisation. It reports to the General Assembly and is comprised of the President, the two Vice-Presidents, and a minimum of six Ordinary Members.

Ordinary Members, being Heads of Member Organisations, are elected by the General Assembly for a term of two years. The President of Science Europe chairs the Governing Board and decides in the event of tied votes. The Acting Director of Science Europe also attends Board Meetings but does not have a vote. In general, the Board meets at least twice a year.

Since November 2015, Michael Matlosz serves as Science Europe’s President. The President chairs the General Assembly and the Governing Board and represents the Organisation internally and externally.

The President is supported by a Vice-President for Funding Organisations and a Vice-President for Performing Organisations. The current Vice-Presidents are: Emilio Lora-Tamayo, President of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and Ingrid Petersson, Director General of the Swedish Research Council for Environment (FORMAS).

The following Ordinary Members currently serve on the Science Europe Governing Board:

  • Zbigniew Blocki, Director of the National Science Centre (NCN), Poland
  • Fernando Ferroni, President of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy
  • Stan Gielen, President of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), The Netherlands
  • Angelika Kalt, Director of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Switzerland
  • Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association, Germany
  • Andres Koppel, Head of the Estonian Research Council (ETAG), Estonia
  • Marc Schiltz, Secretary General/Executive Head of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), Luxembourg
  • Klement Tockner, President of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Austria

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