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We have a new Ecsite Board

We have a new Ecsite Board

Ecsite’s Annual General Meeting took place today in Copenhagen, Denmark. Among others, the meeting the re-election of Ecsite President Herbert Münder and the election or re-election of eight Trustees. Congratulations!

Check out the full composition of the Board & Trustees’ biographies on the dedicated page.

A second mandate for Herbert Münder

Herbert Münder, General Manager of Universum Bremen (Germany) was elected for a second mandate. He set out priorities for the next two years: continuing Ecsite’s advocacy efforts at EU level, developing Ecsite’s next strategic plan, and strengthening collaboration with other sister networks around the world, among others.

Herbert Münder also invited Ecsite members to sign an open letter addressed to EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation Carlos Moedas, putting forward recommendations for the involvement of citizens in the upcoming Horizon Europe funding framework.

Changes in the Executive Committee

Marjolein van Breemen, Deputy Director, took over from Michiel Buchel as the representative of the NEMO Science Museum (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) on the Ecsite Board. As the Past President, Michiel was part of the Executive Committee, where he is being replaced by Bruno Maquart, Chairman and CEO of Universcience (Paris, France) as Acting Past President. Welcome to Marjolein and deep thanks to Michiel, who served as Ecsite's Treasurer before a two year President’s mandate in 2015-17 and had been filling the Past President’s role since.

New Trustees

Eight Trustee's seats were up for election - they were elected or re-elected:

  • Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw, Poland - Robert Firmhofer, Chief Executive Officer
  • Experimentarium, Hellerup, Denmark - Kim Gladstone Herlev, Director

  • focusTerra – ETH Zurich, Switzerland - Ulrike Kastrup, Director

  • Psiquadro, Perugia, Italy - Leonardo Alfonsi, Director

  • Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Leiden, The Netherlands - Amito Haarhuis, Director

  • Stiftung Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann, Germany - Bärbel Auffermann, Director

  • Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre, Mechelen, Belgium - Stephane Berghmans, CEO

  • Universcience, Paris, France - Bruno Maquart, Chairman and CEO

Warm thank yous

To those Trustees finishing their mandates:

  • Cité de l’espace, Toulouse, France - Jean Baptiste Desbois, CEO

  • Fondazione IDIS - Città della Scienza, Naples, Italy - Luigi Amodio, Director

  • Vitensenteret, the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Oslo, Norway - Jan Alfred Andersson, Head of Science Centre Department


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