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Strategic Working Party

The Strategic Working Party of the Conference considers topics of strategic relevance to the EMBC and provides advice to the EMBC. The Strategic Working Party does not have any executive role in the actions of the EMBC. The President of EMBC is the Chair of the Strategic Working Party.

Membership of the Strategic Working Party includes the officers of EMBC (the President, the Secretary General, the Vice Presidents and the Chair of the Finance Committee) and selected ad personam representatives from the five major EMBC Member States (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom) and representatives from all of the geographical zones (Scandinavia, the Mediterranean countries, the Central European countries, the British Isles and the Benelux countries). The current members of the Strategic Working Party are:

  1. Leszek Kaczmarek (Poland), President EMBC (Chair)
  2. Lucia Banci (Italy), Vice President EMBC
  3. Boris Turk (Slovenia), Vice President EMBC
  4. Anne Paoletti (France), Secretary General EMBC
  5. Elena Hoffert (France), Chair Finance Committee
  6. Jale Sahin (Turkey)
  7. Eirikur Steingrimsson (Iceland)
  8. Hemma Bauer (Austria)
  9. Josiane Entringer (Luxembourg)
  10. Barbara Ohnesorge (Germany)
  11. Angela Nieto (Spain)
  12. Mark Palmer (United Kingdom)


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee advises the EMBC on all matters concerning the management of financial funds and on all audit tasks. The Finance Committee formulates recommendations for the EMBC.

The Finance Committee consists of twelve delegates including in its membership representatives from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom as permanent Members and from seven other Member States elected every three years by the Conference; the non-permanent members of the committee are currently (2019-2021) Croatia, Denmark, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Turkey. The Delegates and Advisers of all other Member States are welcome to attend the Finance Committee meetings.

Chair of the Finance Committee is Elena Hoffert (France); Vice Chair is Barbara Ohnesorge (Germany).



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