EASAC Secretariat

The EASAC Secretariat is hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and is based in Vienna, Austria. The Secretariat is led by the Executive Director, assisted by the Management Officer. Further administrative functions are managed in cooperation with the Academies of Sciences of Bulgaria, Hungary and Ireland.

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

Georg Bërveniku-Brunner

Executive Director
Tel. +43 1 51581 1217

Andrea Windegger

Management Officer​
Tel. +43 1 51581 1208


Charlotte Dietrich

Social Media and Communications Officer​​
Tel. +43 1 51581 1216

Sabine Froning

Communications Advisor

Dr Rosa Castro

Director of the Biosciences and Public Health Programme

Dr William Gillett

Director of the Energy Programme

Prof. Michael Norton

Co-Director of the Environment Programme

Prof. Thomas Elmqvist

Co-Director of the Environment Programme

Katalin Fodor

Hungarian Academy,
supporting the Environment Programme

Nóra Deák

Hungarian Academy,
supporting the Environment Programme