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GOVERNANCE

The EED Board of Governors has 42 members: representatives of the 27 EU member states, the UK, Norway, the European External Action Service, a representative designated by the European Commission, up to nine Members 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.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

David McAllister

Member of the European Parliament (Chair)

Udo Bullmann

Member of the European Parliament

Anna Fotyga

Member of the European Parliament

Michael Gahler

Member of the European Parliament

Bernard Guetta

Member of the European Parliament

Heidi Hautala

Member of the European Parliament

Tonino Picula

Member of the European Parliament

Željana Zovko

Member of the European Parliament

Sandra Breka

Civil society expert

Pavol Demeš

Civil society expert

Lisbeth Pilegaard

Civil society expert

Helena König

European External Action Service

Christian Leffler

Designated by the European Commission

Representatives from the 27 EU member states, the UK and Norway.

EED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The EED Executive Committee 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.

MEMBERS OF THE EED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Lisbeth Pilegaard

Civil society expert
(Chair)

Pavol Demeš

Civil society expert
(Vice-chair)

Sandra Breka

Civil society expert

Maria Ligor

Romania

José María Muriel Palomino

Spain

Bernard Guetta

Member of the European Parliament

Jerzy Pomianowski

EED Executive Director

EED SECRETARIAT

The Brussels-based EED Secretariat is responsible for EED’s day-to-day grant making work. Jerzy Pomianowski is EED Executive Director.