The role of the Working Group leaders

Reflecting our bottom-up nature, each Working Group is led by a group of around four members. This group meets regularly to coordinate the activities in the Working Group, to strategically plan upcoming meetings and events, and to share relevant news with each other. Accordingly, the leaders are expected to stay in contact with each other on matters related to their topic. The leaders are also expected to collaborate closely with the wider membership of the Working Group and to ensure that their priorities are taken into account. 

Each Working Group is facilitated by one or two staff members at the Secretariat. To find out more about the responsibilities of a Working Group leader please read our guide.

WG meeting - people sitting in a room listening to two speakers
Our Working Group Leaders

Our Working Group Leaders

Adam Andersson

Leader

Adam Andersson
Aki Ishiwa

Leader

Aki Ishiwa
Angèle Liaigre

Angèle Liaigre

Angèle Liaigre
Anna Grimault

Anna Grimault
Design & Creativity WG Leader

Leader

Anna Spechtenhauser
Annelie Zapfe

Leader

Annelie Zapfe
Anthony van de Ven

Leader

Anthony van de Ven
Opening Science WG Leader

Leader

Berwyn Davies
Cathrine Holm Frandsen

Cathrine Holm Frandsen
Cosmin Cristal

Cosmin Cristal
David Fenner

David Fenner
Edwin Teurlincx

Edwin Teurlincx
Eelko Steenhuis

Leader

Eelko Steenhuis
Energy & Climate Change WG Leader

Leader

Emilia Pernaa
Francisco Vigalondo

Leader

Francisco Vigalondo
Françoise Guaspare

Leader

Françoise Guaspare
Innovation & Investment WG Leader

Leader

Gabriele Pedrini
Design & Creativity WG Leader

Leader (on leave)

Giulia Chiarel
Henriette Hansen

Leader

Henriette Hansen
Irene Palomino Antolín

Leader (on leave)

Irene Palomino Antolín
Jenna Huhtanen

Jenna Huhtanen
Joanna Kubiak

Leader

Joanna Kubiak
Design & Creativity WG Leader

Leader

Konsta Ylimaunu
Linda Reinholdsson

Linda Reinholdsson
Loles Vidal

Leader

Loles Vidal
Health WG Leader

Leader

Lucie Durocher
Maarten Libeer

Leader

Maarten Libeer
Transport WG Leader

Leader

Marcus Göpfert
Maria Tørnsø Østergaard

Co-leading the Health WG as maternity cover for Christina Teik.

Maria Tørnsø Østergaard
Innovation & Investment WG Leader

Leader

Marie Vaugeois
Martina Hilger

Leader

Martina Hilger
Martine Elise Farstad

Leader

Martine Elise Farstad
Philip Piatkiewicz

Philip Piatkiewicz
Pieter Faber

Leader

Pieter Faber
Tourism WG Leader

Leader

Pieter Jasperse
Rickard Eksten

Rickard Eksten
ICT WG Leader

Leader

Romain Wascat
Runa Monstad

Leader

Runa Monstad
Blue Growth WG Leader

Leader

Saara Nuotio-Coulon
Siri Raahede Bentzen

Leader

Siri Raahede Bentzen
Solveig Skåravik

Leader

Solveig Skåravik
Sylwia Skwara

Leader

Sylwia Skwara
Valentine Willmann

Leader

Valentine Willmann
Wim De Kinderen

Leader

Wim De Kinderen