Governing Board

The Governing Board is responsible for the overall management of the EPC.


Acting chair

Poul Skytte Christoffersen
Poul Skytte Christoffersen

Former Ambassador of Denmark to Belgium; former Permanent Representative of Denmark to the European Union


Fabio Colasanti
Fabio Colasanti

Former European Commission Director General for Information Society and Media

Stefan Schäfers
Stefan Schäfers

European Programme Adviser, King Baudouin Foundation


The Governing Board is responsible for the management of the EPC and has all the associated powers.

However, powers relating to the day-to-day management of the EPC are delegated to the Chief Executive, who acts as the EPC's Legal Representative.

The Board's main function, in practice, is to provide strategic direction to the EPC and to monitor and evaluate its operations and the implementation of the strategic plan.

The Chief Executive is accountable to the Board for the good functioning of the EPC.


The Board meets three to four times a year.