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 Secretary General 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 2017, Marc Schiltz (FNR) serves as the President of Science Europe. The President chairs the General Assembly and the Governing Board and represents the organisation internally and externally.

The President is supported by two Vice-Presidents. Ingrid Petersson, Director General of the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS) is currently the Vice-President representing Funding Organisations. The Vice-President representing Research Performing Organisations is Rosa Menéndez, President of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

The following Ordinary Members serve on the Science Europe Governing Board since 2017:

  • Zbigniew Błocki, 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)
  • József Györkös, Director of the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS)
  • Angelika Kalt, Director of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Andres Koppel, Director General of the Estonian Research Council (ETAG)
  • László Lovász, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)
  • Andrew Thompson, Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

(24/06/19) Lidia Borrell-Damián has been appointed as the new Secretary General of Science Europe... read more

(31/05/19) cOAlition S releases revised implementation guidance on Plan S following public feedback exercise... read more

(16/05/19) Science Europe congratulates Professor Mauro Ferrari on his appointment as the next President of the European Research Council... read more

(14/05/19) EUA and Science Europe Join Efforts to Improve Scholarly Research Assessment Methodologies... read more

(18/04/19) Science Europe welcomes the PPA on Horizon Europe. It's a good deal but is there a supporting budget? read more

(10/04/19) ALLEA, EUA, and Science Europe join together to protect academic freedom... read more

(19/02/19) Vacancy for a Senior Policy Officer at Science Europe... read more

(0702/19) Science Europe issues a statement on managing the independence and guaranteeing the excellence of the European Research Council... read more

(29/01/19) Science Europe launches guide to support the international alignment of Research Data Management... read more


EUA and Science Europe join efforts to improve scholarly research assessment methodologies... read more