EASAC Council

The Council is EASAC's full assembly and governing body. It is composed of 29 highly experienced scientists - one representative from each member academy.

Council meets every 6 months and is usually hosted by the National Science Academy of the EU Member State which is in line to take over the EU Presidency two months later.

Council sets EASAC's direction, agrees the initiation of projects, monitors their progress and reviews and approves reports for publication. EASAC works on the assumption that Council members closely consult with their nominating academies.

Apart from the National Science Academies of the EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland, Academia Europaea (a pan-European Academy) and ALLEA (the federation of all academies in geographical Europe) are also represented in EASAC Council.

FEAM, the Federation of European Academies of Medicine, has Observer status in Council.

EASAC Council Members

MemberDisciplineNominating body
Professor Wolfgang BaumjohannSpace ResearchThe Austrian Academy of Sciences
Professor Freddy DumortierMathematics and StatisticsThe Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium
Professor Julian RevalskiMathematicsThe Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Professor Ivo SlausPhysicsThe Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Dr Hana SychrovaPhysiologoyThe Czech Academy of Sciences
Professor Michael Broberg PalmgrenMolecular and Plant BiologyThe Royal Danish Academy of Sciences
Professor Margus LoppOrganic ChemistryThe Estonian Academy of Sciences
Professor Eva-Mari AroPlant BiologyCouncil of Finnish Academies
Dr Catherine CesarskyUniverse sciencesThe Academie des Sciences
Professor Volker ter MeulenImmunologyThe German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Professor Loucas G. ChristophorouPhysicsThe Academy of Athens
Professor Tivadar TulassayPediatricsThe Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Professor Peter McHughBiomedical EngineeringThe Royal Irish Academy
Professor Sergio CarraPhysicsThe Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
Professor Ojars SparitisArtsThe Latvian Academy of Sciences

Professor Jūras Banys

PhysicsThe Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
Professor Jos van der MeerMedicineThe Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Arts
Professor Lars WalloePhysiologyThe Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Professor Marek SwitonskiGenetics and Animal BreedingThe Polish Academy of Sciences
Professor Maria Salome Soares PaisMolecular BiologyThe Academy of Sciences of Lisbon
Professor Cristian HeraAgronomyThe Romanian Academy
Dr Mária Omastová

Macromolecular Chemistry

The Slovak Academy of Sciences
Professor Andrej KranjcGeographical SciencesThe Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Professor David RiosMathematicsThe Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences
Professor Christina MobergOrganic ChemistryThe Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Professor Richard CatlowChemistryThe Royal Society
Professor Thierry CourvoisierAstrophysicsSwiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Professor Donald B. DingwellGeologyAcademia Europaea
Professor Guenther StockPhysiologyALLEA (All European Academies)
Professor Bernard Charpentier (Observer)MedicineFEAM (Federation of European Academies of Medicine)