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EASAC Secretariat

The Secretariat is led by the Interim Executive Director, with administrative functions managed in cooperation with the Academies of Sciences of Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary and Norway.

The Secretariat's responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining the working process of EASAC's groups, including the organisation of meetings of Council, Bureau, Programme Steering Panels and working groups
  • Project management of EASAC working groups' outputs towards publication, launch & dissemination of EASAC Reports and Statements
  • Liaising with EU policy-makers, EU institutions and other EU and national agencies of relevance to EASAC's work
  • Maintaining close contact with EASAC member academies and liaising with other academy networks, e.g. IAPNASACALLEA
  • Organising EASAC's communication activities, such as press releases, newsletter and website

The Secretariat team

Dr Tracey Elliott

Interim Executive Director

Sabine Froning

Communications Advisor / Communation Works

Dr Robin Fears

Director of the Biosciences Programme

Dr William Gillett

Director of the Energy Programme

Prof. Michael Norton

Director of the Environment Programme

Prof. Thomas Elmqvist

Project Director, Environment Programme

Other members of the transition team 2023

Bernhard Plunger

Austrian Academy,
Finances oversight

Dimitar Denev

Bulgarian Academy, 


Gabriela Tchouprenska

Bulgarian Academy, 

Katalin Fodor

Hungarian Academy,
supporting the Environment Programme


Hungarian Academy,
supporting the Environment Programme

Press and Communications Group

EASAC's Press and Communications Group (PCG) represents press officers and/or those with a communications mandate in the member academies who meet regularly to exchange good practice and prepare for national outreach activities in the run up to EASAC report launches. All member academies are encouraged to field PCG representation, whether or not they have press office capacity. Our collective communication efforts are paramount to EASAC's impact on policymaking.