The work of EED is overseen by its Board of Governors and Executive Committee, composed of representatives from the EU institutions and EU member states, and civil society experts on democracy support. EED’s day-to-day operations are carried out by the Brussels-based Secretariat.
The Board of Governors is chaired by Member of the European Parliament, David McAllister MEP, and consists of 43 members: representatives of the 27 EU member states, UK, Norway, the European External Action Service, a representative designated by the European Commission, nine Members of the European Parliament (representing different political groups and designated by the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament), and three members elected to represent European civil society.
The Board meets every six months and is responsible for the mandate, mission, and overall guidance of EED’s operations and development. It receives regular reports from the Executive Committee and the Executive Director.
Member of European Parliament
ARENA MariaMember of European Parliament
BREKA SandraCivil Society Expert
DEMEŠ PavolCivil Society Expert
FOTYGA AnnaMember of European Parliament
GAHLER MichaelMember of European Parliament
GUETTA BernardMember of European Parliament
LAGODINSKY SergeyMember of European Parliament
PICULA ToninoMember of European Parliament
PILEGAARD LisbethCivil Society Expert
ZOVKO ŽeljanaMember of European Parliament
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- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
- European Union
The Executive Committee (ExCom) consists of seven members who represent a variety of expertise, including those with strong experience in civil society and foundation work, as well as EU member state representatives that meet on average every two months to take funding decisions. Lisbeth Pilegaard is Chair.
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Civil Society Expert
BREKA SandraCivil Society ExpertBiography
GUETTA BernardMember of European ParliamentBiography
MURIEL Jose MariaSpainBiography
POMIANOWSKI JerzyEED Executive DirectorBiography
The EED team is led by Executive Director, Jerzy Pomianowski, and is comprised of multinational dedicated professionals with wealth of experience from international organisations, NGOs and fieldwork in the countries of EU neighbourhood and beyond.