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 November 2020.

President: Prof. Dr. Johannes Vogel

Director general of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Chair: Dr. Susanne Hecker

Leader, Bürger schaffen Wissen at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

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 November 2020.

ECSA treasurer: Svetlana Klessova

Director, Research and Innovation Partnerships, GAC Group

Dr. Barbara Kieslinger

Zentrum für Soziale Innovation

Dr. Gitte Kragh

Citizen Science Netværket / ScienceAtHome, Aarhus University

Dr. Jaume Piera


Martin Brocklehurst

KempleyGREEN Consultants

Rosa Arias

Science for Change

Dr. Susanne Tönsmann

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

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 members

Former board members: Aletta Bonn, Andrea Sforzi, Enrico Balli, Katrin Vohland, Lucy Robinson, Luigi Ceccaroni, Margaret Gold, Muki Haklay, Soledad Luna, Uta Wehn, Zen Makuch

Former advisory board members: Alan Irwin, Eileen Scanlon, Ferdinando Boero, Heiner Benking, Ines Mehu-Blantar, Jan Riise, Michael Sogaard Jorgensen, Roger Owen


To promote and advance citizen science, in Europe and globally, ECSA partners with organisations, networks, institutions and projects whose work is connected to citizen science.
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Logo)
Australian Citizen Science Association (Logo)
Citizen Science Association (Logo)
Citizen Science Global Partnership (Logo)
EU-Citizen Science (Logo)

The following organisations have supported ECSA by hosting our conferences and general assemblies.

Open Systems, Universitat de Barcelona
Institut de Cultura de Barcelona de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona
Schweiz Forscht
Universite de Geneve
Science Cité
Sissa MediaLab
University of Trieste
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Logo)

If you would like to work with ECSA, please get in touch with ECSA headquarters and let us know what you would like to do − we’re happy to hear about what you have in mind and open to new ideas!

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