Advisory Council

The purpose of the Advisory Council is to provide the strategic and intellectual framework for the EPC's work. It meets once a year to discuss EU strategic issues and their implications for the work and future development of the EPC. Members of the Advisory Council reflect our multi-stakeholder membership, including leading opinion formers, senior business executives, former European Commissioners, MEPs, representatives of civil society and the world of diplomacy, as well as European foundations and think tanks.

EPC Advisory Council

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard (Vice-President)

Former UK Ambassador to the EU

Erika Mann (Vice-President)

Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; former Member of European Parliament


Leszek Balcerowicz

Former Chairman of the National Bank of Poland


Hans Blix

Chairman, Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission


Hendrik Bourgeois

Vice President European Affairs, GE


Olivier Boutellis-Taft

Chief Executive, Federation of European Accountants


Franziska Katharina Brantner

Member of the German Federal Parliament


Vladimir Chizhov

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union


Marta Dassù

Director General for International Affairs, Aspen Institute Italia


Andrew Duff

Former Member of the European Parliament


Pál Dunay

Director, Teleki Laslo Institute, Budapest


Jan Eliasson

Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and President of the United Nations General Assembly


José Gregório Faria

Special Adviser, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian


Piero Gastaldo

Secretary General, Compagnia di San Paolo


Hanns Glatz

Partner, CNC - Communications & Network Consulting AG


Sylvie Goulard

Member of the European Parliament


Rolf Gustavsson

Correspondent, Svenska Dagbladet


Malcolm Harbour

Fomer Member of the European Parliament


Danuta Maria Hübner

Member of the European Parliament; former European Commissioner for Regional Policy


Hywel Ceri Jones

Former Chairman of the EPC, Director of the Network of European Foundations (NEF)


Jan Karlsson

Former Minister for Migration and Development Cooperation; former Co-Chair of the Global Commission for International Migration


Keiichi Katakami

Ambassador, Mission of Japan to the European Union


Craig Kennedy

President, German Marshall Fund of the United States


Gerald Knaus

President of the Executive Board, European Stability Institute


Joost Lagendijk

Senior Adviser, Istanbul Policy Center


Allan Larsson

Former European Commission Director-General for DG Employment


Jo Leinen

Member of the European Parliament


Erkki Liikanen

Chairman of the Board, Bank of Finland


Alan Mayhew

Jean Monnet Professor and Professorial Fellow, Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex


Rainer Münz

Head of Research & Development, Erste Bank


John Monks

Former General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)


Jan Niessen

Director, Migration Policy Group


Dáithí O'Ceallaigh

Director General, Institute of European Affairs, Dublin


Dick Oosting

Chief Executive Officer, European Council of Foreign Relations


John Palmer

Former Political Director, European Policy Centre


Anne-Sophie Parent

Secretary General, AGE Platform Europe


Petro Poroshenko

Founder of the Petro Poroshenko Foundation


Poul Nyrup Rasmussen

Former President of the Party of European Socialists, European Parliament


Olli Rehn

Vice-President and member of the European Parliament


Conny Reuter

Secretary General, SOLIDAR


Maria João Rodrigues

Member of the European Parliament; Professor of Economics at the University of Lisbon


Dennis Sammut
Director, London Information Network on Conflicts and State-Building (LINKS)
Eberhard Sandschneider

Otto-Wolff-Director, Research Institute, German Council on Foreign Relations


André Sapir

Professor of Economics, ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles


Witold Sartorius

President, Foundation for Economic Education (Poland)


Jacek Saryusz-Wolski

Chairman of European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs


Bernadette Ségol

General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)


Rita Süssmuth

Former President, German Bundestag


Wolfgang Schüssel

Former Federal Chancellor of Austria


Fritz Schröder-Senker

Corporate Staff Officer Public Affairs Europe, Mars, Incorporated


Peter Semneby

Former EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus


Jamie Shea

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO


Larry Stone

President Group Public and Government Affairs, BT


Pavel Swieboda

President, demosEUROPA - Centre for European Strategy


Luc Tayart de Borms

Managing Director, King Baudouin Foundation


François Trémeaud

President of the Scientific Committee of the World Political Forum


Loukas Tsoukalis

President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy


Emilie Turunen

Former Member of the European Parliament


Baron Frans van Daele

Former Head of Staff of the President of the European Council


Zeger Vercouteren

Executive Director Government Affairs, Europe, Johnson & Johnson


Antonio Vitorino

Former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs


Helen Wallace

Centennial Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science


Graham Watson

Former Member of the European Parliament


Monika Wulf-Mathies

Policy Adviser to the Board of Management, Deutsche Post DHL; Adviser to Germany's Chancellor; former European Commissioner for Regional Policy


John Wyles

Former Senior Partner, GPlus Europe; EPC Senior Adviser


Ex-officio

Meglena Kuneva

Chair of the Governing Board