EUDA Management Board

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Introduction

The Management Board is the main decision-making body of the EUDA. It meets at least once a year and consists of one representative from each Member State of the European Union, Norway and Turkey, two representatives from the European Commission and two representatives designated by the European Parliament.

About

The Management Board is the main decision-making body of the EUDA. It meets at least once a year and consists of one representative from each Member State of the European Union, Norway and Turkey, two representatives from the European Commission and two representatives designated by the European Parliament. The Chairman of the Board is elected to serve for a three-year period.

The system of national representatives ensures that the interests of all European citizens are fully represented in the Management Board's decisions. Every three years, the Board adopts a three-year Work programme for the Centre. It also adopts an annual Work Programme for each coming year, an annual budget and the Centre's annual General report of activities.

The Executive Committee consists of the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson of the Management Board, two other members of the Management Board representing the Member States and appointed by the Management Board and two Commission representatives. The Executive Committee meets five to six weeks before each Management Board meeting to prepare for the latter in consultation with the Director. In accordance with Article 2 of the rules of procedure of the Board, the Executive Committee may also, in consultation with the Director, decide on behalf of the Management Board on the matters foreseen in the EUDA financial regulation which are not reserved to the Board by the EUDA founding regulation, and make the necessary adjustments to the work programmes previously adopted by the Board. The Director of the Centre also attends these meetings.

Meetings

  • Management Board
    • 4–5 July 2024 (Constituent meeting of EUDA Management Board)
    • 5–6 December 2024
  • Executive Committee
    • 18 April 2024
    • 31 October 2024
    • 4 December 2024
  • Budget Committee
    • 17 April 2024
    • 30 October 2024 (tbc)
    • 4 December 2024

Members

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Chair: Franz Pietsch

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Vice-chair: Xavier Poos

Country MB role Name and address Documents
Austria Chair

Pietsch, Franz

Deputy Director General VI
Head of Directorate VI/A and Head of Department VI/A/5
Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection 
Stubenring 1
AT–1010 Vienna

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Austria Substitute

Bayer, Raphael

Head of Department VI/A/6
Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection 
Radetzkystraße 2
AT–1030 Vienna

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Belgium Member

Van Tomme, Nele

Attaché Drogues
Service public fédéral (SPF) Santé publique, Sécurité de la Chaîne alimentaire et Environnement 
Avenue Galilée 5 bte 2
1210 Bruxelles

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Belgium Substitute

Verscuren, An

Attaché
Direction générale de la Législation
Service public fédéral (SPF) Justice
Boulevard de Waterloo 115
1000 Bruxelles

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Bulgaria Member

Zarkov, Zahari

Director of 'Mental Health and Prevention of Addictions' Directorate
National Center for Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA)
15, Acad. Ivan Geshov St
BG – 1431 Sofia

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Bulgaria Substitute

Raycheva, Tsveta

Head of 'Addictions' Department, 'Mental Health and Prevention of Addictions' Directorate
National Center for Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA)
15, Acad. Ivan Geshov Str.
BG – 1431 Sofia

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Croatia Member

Petković, Željko

Assistant Director
Croatian Institute of Public Health
Sv. Prebraženska 4/II
10 000 Zagreb
Croatia

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Croatia Substitute

Mikulić, Sanja

Head of Service for Combating Drugs Abuse
Croatian Institute of Public Health
Prebraženska 4/II
10 000 Zagreb
HR–Croatia

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Cyprus Member

Mina, Christos

Chairman of the Cyprus National Addictions Authority
35 Iosif Hadjiosif and Andreas Avraamides, 1st floor
2028 Strovolos
CY Nicosia

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Cyprus Substitute

Sergides, Stylianos

Member of the Cyprus National Focal Points’ Scientific Committee
Cyprus National Focal Points' Scientific Committee
 

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Czechia Member

Vobořil, Jindřich

National Coordinator for Drug Policy
Government Office of the Czech Republic
Nabrezi Edvarda Benese 4
CZ–118 01 Praha 1

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Czechia Substitute

Horackova, Katerina

Head of the Coordination and Funding Unit of  Drug Policy Department
Government Office of the Czech Republic 
Nabrezi Edvarda Benese 4
CZ–118 01 Praha 1

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Denmark Member

Petersen, Lars

Senior Adviser
Ministry of the Interior and Health
Slotholmsgade 10-12
DK-1216 Copenhagen K
 

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Denmark Substitute

Carlslund Hansen, Tammie

Head of Section
Ministry of Interior and Health
Slotsholmsgade 10–12
DK–1216 Copenhagen K

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Estonia Member

Mikko, Kristiin

Adviser
Public Health Department
Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia
Suur-Ameerika 1
EE–10122 Tallinn

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Estonia Substitute

Peil, Ain

Adviser
Public Order and Criminal Policy Department
Ministry of the Interior of Estonia
Pikk 61
EE–15065 Tallinn

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Finland Member

Kotovirta, Elina

Ministerial Adviser
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
PO Box 33
FI–00023 Government

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Finland Substitute

Terho, Laura

Ministerial Adviser
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
PO Box 33
FI-00023 Government
Finland

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

France Member

d’Arrigo, Laura

Conseillère Diplomatique
MILDECA
Mission interministérielle de lutte contre les drogues et les conduites addictives
69, rue de Varenne
F–75007 Paris

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

France Substitute

Weinberger, David

Chargé de mission Recherche
MILDECA
Mission interministérielle de lutte contre les drogues et les conduites addictives
69, rue de Varenne
F–75007 Paris

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Germany Member

Blienert, Burkhard

Commissioner of the Federal Government for Drug and Addiction Policy
Federal Government for Drug and Addiction Policy
Friedrichstraße 108
D–10117 Berlin

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Germany Substitute

Horn, Marina

Political Advisor in the Office of the Federal Government Commissioner for Drug and Addiction Policy
Federal Government for Drug and Addiction Policy
Friedrichstraße 108
D–10117 Berlin

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Greece Member

Theocharis, Athanasios

President of BD
OKANA - Organisation Against Drugs Greece
 

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Greece Substitute

Avgerinos, Nikolaos

Psychiatrist
Programs Implementation Director
OKANA - Organisation Against Drugs Greece
 

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Hungary Member

Surján, György

Director for Prevention and Epidemiology

National Center for Public Health and Pharmacy

Albert Flórián út 2-6

HU– 1097 Budapest

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Hungary Substitute

Csákó, Ibolya

Lt. Colonel
Special police advisor
Hungarian National Police Headquarters
1139 Budapest, Teve u. 4-6

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Ireland Member

O'Connor, Karen

Assistant Prinicpal Officer 
Drugs Policy, Refugee and Inclusion Health Unit
Department of HealthBlock 1
Miesian Plaza
Lower Baggot Street
Dublin 2
DO2 XW14

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Ireland Substitute

Keenan, Eamon

National Clinical Lead-Addiction Services
Health Service Executive
HMill Lane, Palmerstown
IE-Dublin 20 D20 KH63E

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Italy Member

Molinari, Paolo

Head of the Department for Antidrug Policies of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Italy
Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Italy
Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
Dipartimento per le politiche antidroga
Via della Ferratella in Laterano, 51
Roma

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Italy Substitute

Simeoni, Elisabetta

General Director and Head of the Technical and Scientific Office of the Department for Antidrug Policies of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers 
Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Italy
Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
Dipartimento per le politiche antidroga
Via della Ferratella in Laterano, 51
Roma

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Latvia Member

Mozgis, Dzintars

Deputy Director of the Centre for Disease Prevention
and Control
Duntes iela 22
LV–1005 Riga

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Lithuania Member

Belian, Gražina

Acting Director
Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department
Sv. Stepono str. 27
LT– 01312 Vilnius

Declaration of interest

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Lithuania Substitute

Frolov, Edgar

Chief Specialist
Monitoring and Analysis Department of the Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department
Šv. Stepono str. 27
LT– 01312 Vilnius

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Luxembourg Vice-Chair

Poos, Xavier

Directeur adjoint
Direction de la Santé
Département administratif
Direction de la Santé
13 a, rue de Bitbourg
LU–1273 Luxembourg-Hamm

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Luxembourg Substitute

Origer, Alain

National drug coordinator
Direction de la Santé
13 a, rue de Bitbourg
LU–1273 Luxembourg-Hamm

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Malta Member

Muscat, Richard

University Professor
University of Malta - Msida MSD 06
M–Malta
 

Declaration of interest

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Malta Substitute

Clark, Marilyn

University Professor
University of Malta - Msida MSD 06
M–Malta

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Netherlands Member

Sannes, Victor

National Drug Coordinator
Deputy Director of Nutrition, Health Protection and Prevention Department
Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
P.O.Box 20350
2500 EJ The Hague
The Netherlands

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Netherlands Substitute

Geilenkirchen, Matthijs

Sr. Policy Advisor Team Drugs
Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
Parnassusplein 5
NL-2511 VX The Hague

 

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Norway Member

Bredesen, Hege Christina

Deputy Director General
Ministry of Health and Care Services
P.O. Box 8011 Dep.
NO–0030 Oslo

Declaration of interest

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Norway Substitute

Brekke, Torbjørn

Senior Drug Policy Adviser
Ministry of Health and Care Services
P.O. Box 8011 Dep.
NO– 0030 Oslo

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Poland Member

Jabłoński, Piotr

Director of the National Center for Addiction Prevention
 

Declaration of interest

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Poland Substitute

Bukowska, Bogusława

Deputy Director of the National Center for Addiction Prevention
 

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Portugal Member

Goulão, João

Presidente do Conselho Diretivo do Instituto para os Comportamentos Aditivos e as Dependências, IP (ICAD)
Instituto para os Comportamentos Aditivos e as Dependências, IP (ICAD)
Parque de Saúde Pulido Valente
Alameda das Linhas de Torres n.º 117 
Edifício ICAD
1750-147 Lisboa

Declaration of interest

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Portugal Substitute

Santos, Ana Sofia

Coordenadora do Gabinete de Relaçoes Internacionais e Cooperação do ICAD
Instituto para os Comportamentos Aditivos e as Dependências, IP (ICAD)
Parque de Saúde Pulido Valente
Alameda das Linhas de Torres n.º 117 
Edifício ICAD
1750-147 Lisboa
 

Declaration of interest

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Romania Member

Negoi-Niƫă, Cătălin-Valentin

Interim Director
National Antidrug Agency
37th Unirii Boulevard, district 3
RO-030823 Bucharest

Declaration of interest

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Romania Substitute

Iliescu, Ruxanda

Head of the Reitox National Focal Point
National Antidrug Agency
37th Unirii Boulevard, district 3
RO-030823 Bucharest

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Slovakia Member

Ferjančíková, Nadežda

Ministry of Health
Department of Antidrug Strategy Coordination and Drug Monitoring 
Department Director
Limbová 2
SK–837 52 Bratislava

Declaration of interest

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Slovakia Substitute

Debnárová, Eva

Ministry of Health
Department of Antidrug Strategy Coordination and Drug Monitoring 
Limbová 2
SK–837 52 Bratislava

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Slovenia Member

Marinko, Vesna

Director General
Public Health Directorate
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia
Stefanova 5
SI–1000 Ljubljana

Declaration of interest

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Slovenia Substitute

Hren, Jože

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia
Stefanova 5
SI–1000 Ljubljana

Declaration of interest

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Spain Member

Villalbí Hereter, Joan Ramon

Government Delegate for the National Plan on Drugs
Ministry of Health
Plaza de España 17
E–28008 Madrid

Declaration of interest

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Spain Substitute

Alvarez Martín, Elena

Deputy Director of Institutional Relations
Government Delegation for the National Plan on Drugs
Ministry of Health
Plaza de España 17
E–28008 Madrid

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Sweden Member

Brandell Tham, Laura

Head of Division for Health and Civil Society 
Ministry of Social Affairs 
Government Offices of Sweden
SE-103 33 Stockholm 
 

 

Declaration of interest

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Sweden Substitute

Mickelsson, Kajsa

Division for Health and Civil Society 
Ministry of Social Affairs 
Government Offices of Sweden
SE-103 33 Stockholm 
 

Declaration of interest

Current professional activity

Türkiye Member

Ayata, Attila

2nd Degree Chief Superintendent Deputy Head of Counter Narcotics Department   
Counter Narcotics Department
 

Declaration of interest

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Türkiye Substitute

Güngör, Nuri

4th Degree Chief Superintendent Head of National Focal Point
Reitox National Focal Point
 

Declaration of interest

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Country Name Address MB role Documents
European Commission Gminder, Beate

Acting Director General
Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs
rue du Luxembourg, 46
BE–1049 Brussels

Member
European Commission Sipala, Floriana

Director for Internal Security
Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs
rue du Luxembourg
BE–1049 Brussels

Member
European Commission Onidi, Olivier

Deputy Director General Security
Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs
rue du Luxembourg, 46
BE–1049 Brussels

Substitute
European Commission De Cock, Jo

Head of Unit
Organised Crime and Drugs 
Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs
rue du Luxembourg, 46
BE–1049 Brussels

 

Substitute
European Commission Roux, Philippe

Head of Unit
SANTE.B.1. Cancer, Health in all Policies
DG SANTE
European Commission 
DG Health and and Food Safety
12, rue G. Kroll 
L-1882 Luxembourg

Substitute
European Parliament Malliori, Meni Member
European Parliament Penedo, Jorge Member
European Parliament Mravčik, Viktor Substitute
European Parliament Michailidu, Jana Substitute

Observers

Country Name Address MB role Documents
Council of Europe - Pompidou Group Huber, Denis

Executive Secretary
Pompidou Group
Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex

Observer
Reitox Spokesperson ,

Spokesperson of the Reitox national focal points

Observer
Scientific Committee ,

Chair of the Scientific Commitee

Observer
UNODC Tettey, Justice

Chief of the Drugs, Laboratory and Scientific Services Branch of the Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs
United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Vienna International Centre
PO Box 500
AT-1400 Vienna

Observer
WHO Ferreira Borges, Carina

Regional Advisor and Unit Head Alcohol, Illicit Drugs and Prison Health 
WHO Regional Office for Europe
UN City
Marmorvej 51
DK–2100 Copenhagen Ø  

Observer

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