States representatives group
The States Representatives Group consists of one representative of each Member State and of each country associated with the European Commission's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020).
The States Representatives Group has an advisory role to the Governing Board and the representatives act as an interface between the FCH JU and the relevant stakeholders within their respective countries. The States Representatives Group reviews information and provides opinions on programme progress in the FCH JU, compliance and respect of targets, coordination with national programmes and more. It meets at least twice a year.
The Chairperson of the States Representatives Group attends the meetings of the Governing Board as an observer.
The members of the States Representatives Group are currently:
AUSTRIA: Gerald VONES, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
BELGIUM: Lut BOLLEN, Department of Economy, Science and Innovation, Flemish Government
BULGARIA: Emil KOMATICHEV, Ministry of Economy and Energy
CROATIA: Frano BARBIR, University of Split
CZECH REPUBLIC: Karel BOUZEK , Institute of Chemistry and Technology (UCT Prague)
DENMARK: Lennart ANDERSEN, Innovation Fund Denmark, Ministry of Higher Education and Science
ESTONIA: Maria HABICHT, Estonia Research Council
FINLAND: Hannu JUUSO, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Tekes,
FRANCE: Xavier MONTAGNE, Ministère de l'Education Nationale, de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche
GERMANY: Georg MENZEN, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Chair
GREECE: Athanasios STUBOS, National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos"
ICELAND: Hjalti Pall INGOLFSSON, Icelandic New Energy
ISRAEL: Ayala KARNIOL, The Israel-Europe R&D Directorate, Health, Energy, Environment
ITALY: Antonino Salvatore ARICO' , Italian National Council of Research (CNR)
LATVIA: Guntars VAIVARS, Institute of Solid State Physics of the University of Latvia
LITHUANIA: Darius MILCIUS, Lithuania Energy Institute
LUXEMBURG: Jean-Michel LUDWIG, Luxinnovation GIE
MOLDOVA: Ion MARIN, Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Science of Rep. of Moldova
NORWAY: Trygve RIIS, the Research Council of Norway - Vice-Chair
POLAND: Janina MOLENDA, AGH University of Science and Technology
PORTUGAL: Eunice RIBEIRO, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology
ROMANIA: Ioan IORDACHE, National Research and Development Institute for cryogenics and isotopic technologies - ICSI Vice-Chair
SLOVAKIA: Viktor FERENCEY, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava
SLOVENIA: Miran GABERSCEK, Centre of Excellence for Low-Carbon Technologies
SPAIN: Maria Luisa Revilla Trujillo, Centre for Industrial Technological Development
SWEDEN: Kristina DIFS, Energimyndigheten/Swedish Energy Agency
TURKEY: Ilknur YILMAZ, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey - TUBITAK