Membership and organisation

Membership is currently based on country representation, however members do not formally represent their country. Members have to be in a formal and active position to provide science-based strategic advice to their democratic governments. Members of ESAF are nominated by EU-member governments at the request of the European Commission. Members can have an alternate represent their country at ESAF meetings. ESAF membership is open to non-EU countries which are associated countries of the European Research Area. ESAF members decide on admission of a non-EU member country to ESAF membership.

Parties interested in joining or contributing to ESAF as a member or associate are welcomed to express their interest to the executive secretary (

List of members

AustriaAustrian Academy of sciencesProf. Heinz Fassman

BelgiumAcademie Royale de BelgiqueProf. Didier Viviers
BelgiumRoyal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the ArtsProf. Joos Vandewalle
BulgariaBulgarian Academy of SciencesProf. Julian Revalski
CroatiaUniversity of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & BusinessProf. Alen Stojanović
CyprusChief Scientist for Research, Innovation and Technology of the Republic of CyprusMr. Demetris Skourides
Czech RepublicResearch, Development and Innovation Council of the Czech RepublicMr. Vladimir Mařík
DenmarkDanish Council for Research and Innovation PolicyProf. Frede Blaabjerg
EstoniaEstonian Academy of ScienceProf. Tarmo Soomere
FinlandSecretariat for the Research and Innovation Council - Ministry of Education and CultureDr. Jussi Alho
FranceAcademy of SciencesDr. Francis-André Wollman
GermanyGerman Academy of Science LeopoldinaProf. Gerald Haug
GreeceTo be nominatedTo be nominated
HungaryHungarian Research Network
Mr. István Szabó
IrelandTo be nominatedTo be nominated
ItalyNational Research Council of ItalyProf. Maria Chiara Carrozza
LatviaUniversity of Latvia, Department of Physics
Dr. Guntars Kitenbergs
LithuaniaResearch Council of Lithuania Dr. Gintaras Valinčius
LuxembourgTo be nominatedTo be nominated
MaltaThe Malta Council for Science and Technology.Dr. Jennifer Cassingena Harper

NetherlandsRoyal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).Prof. Marileen Dogterom
PolandInternational Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw Prof. Janusz M.Bujnicki
PortugalPortuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

Prof. Maria Madalena dos Santos Alves
RomaniaRomanian Consultative Body for Research Technological Development and InnovationProf. Octavian Mădălin Bunoiu
SlovakiaTo be nominatedTo be nominated
SloveniaScientific Council of the Slovenian Research Agency Prof. Marko Topić
SpainBarcelona Supercomputing Center Prof. Enric Banda
SwedenSwedish Research CouncilProf. Katarina Bjelke

List of associates and guests 

European CommissionScientific Advice MechanismMr. VERRAES Jacques
European CommissionDeputy Director General for Research and InnovationDr. Alessandro Allegra
NetherlandsNetherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)Prof. Corien Prins