Governance of the EEAC
The EEAC is a network governed by the Annual Plenary Session (APS), which gathers all the member councils. The APS meets at least once a year and deliberates on past and future goals and activities. The APS elects a Board to facilitate the functioning of the network. The Board consists of a chair, vice chairs, secretary and treasurer who consult with Working Group chairs and conference hosts as necessary.
Currently the following persons hold a position in the Board:
Chairman: Arnau Queralt Bassa
Arnau Queralt-Bassa has been serving as Chairman of the European network of Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) since January 2015. Arnau Queralt-Bassa also is director of the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia. He has a background in Public Management and in European Studies.
Vice Chair: Miranda Schreurs
Miranda Scheurs is the chair of the Environment and Climate Policy department of the Technische Universität München. Her main research areas are in international and comparative climate policy, environmental politics, and low-carbon energy transitions. She is involved in climate policies of Europe, the United States, and China. Miranda Scheurs is also Vice Chair of the European network of Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC)
Vice Chair: António Abreu
António Abreu is an environmental professional with a broad range of expertise from scientific research and teaching to government policy and governance in all aspects of environmental management. He holds a position at UNESCO, is a member of the Portuguese Council on Environment and Sustainable Development and has been serving as Vice Chair of the European network of Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) since January 2015.
Board Member: Ron Hillebrand
Ron Hillebrand is the General Secretary of the Dutch Council for the Environment and Infrastructure. He is an active politician and former deputy major of the city of Leiden (NL). He has a background in political science and he is board-member/treasurer of the European network of Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) since January 2015.
Board Member: Antidia Citores
Antidia Citores is the legal, lobbying and campaign manager at Surfrider Foundation Europe. She has a background in law and is a member of the French Council for Ecological Transition. Antidia has been serving as EEAC board member since 2018.
Network Coordinator: Michiel de Vries
Michiel de Vries has a background in public management and international relations. He has been serving as coordinator of the EEAC Network since January 2018.