President and Executive board

The executive board is responsible for the formal representation of ECSA and its business conduct. It is elected at each ECSA General Assembly for a period of three years and instructs the ECSA headquarters. The current executive board was elected at the ECSA General Assembly in April 2024.

President: Prof. Dr. Johannes Vogel

Director general of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Chair: Dr. Susanne Hecker

Head of Society and Nature programme, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Vice Chair: Prof. Muki Haklay

Professor of Geographical Information Science at UCL

Board of directors

ECSA’s board of directors advises the executive board and sets the scientific guidelines for ECSA’s work. Each ECSA General Assembly appoints up to seven ECSA members to the board of directors for a period of three years. The board of directors meets at least once a year and makes decisions by a simple majority. The current board of directors was elected at the ECSA General Assembly in April 2024.

Treasurer: Dr. Susanne Tönsmann

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Rosa Arias

Science for Change

Prof. Eglė Butkevičienė

Kaunas University of Technology

Dr. Barbara Kieslinger

Zentrum für Soziale Innovation

Dr. Gitte Kragh

Nordic Foundation for Development & Ecology (NORDECO) / Aarhus University

Dr. Roger Norum

Dr. Gaston Remmers

Stichting Mijn Data Onze Gezondheid

Advisory board

The advisory board guides ECSA on strategic and policy matters, and reviews annual reports and ECSA accounts. The members meet regularly and report to the general assembly. The advisory board consists of up to 12 people, who are not ECSA members. Advisory board members are elected for three years at ECSA general assemblies, and any ECSA member can nominate someone. Advisory board members can be academics, political actors or people interested in citizen science. Our current advisory board members represent research councils, regulatory organisations and government agencies, as well as members of the public.

Former board members: Aletta Bonn, Andrea Sforzi, Enrico Balli, Jaume Piera, Katrin Vohland, Lucy Robinson, Luigi Ceccaroni, Margaret Gold, Martin Brocklehurst, Soledad Luna, Svetlana Klessova, Uta Wehn, Zen Makuch

a board member

ECSA represents a growing network of researchers, citizen scientists, SMEs, political and civil society organisations. As an association with the aim to promote citizen science across Europe via joint action and exchange amongst practitioners, we look forward to contributing to joint research and coordination projects.

ECSA members can nominate themselves for our executive board or advisory board, they can also nominate other ECSA members for these positions. These positions are voted for at ECSA general assemblies.

If you would like to be considered for either of these boards, please contact us and we can provide you with more information.

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