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

Herman Van Rompuy (President)

President Emeritus of the European 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

Joaquin Almunia

Former European Commission Vice-President for Competition

László Andor

Former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Leszek Balcerowicz

Former Chairman of the National Bank of Poland

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

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

Sylvie Goulard

Member of the European Parliament

Malcolm Harbour

Fomer Member of the European Parliament

Danuta Maria Hübner

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

Connie Hedegaard

Former European Commissioner for Climate Action

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

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)

John Palmer

Former Political Director, European Policy Centre

Anne-Sophie Parent

Secretary General, AGE Platform Europe

Petro Poroshenko

Founder of the Petro Poroshenko Foundation

Janez Potočnik

Former European Commissioner for the Environment

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, 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

Former General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

Rita Süssmuth

Former President, German Bundestag

Wolfgang Schüssel

Former Federal Chancellor of Austria

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

Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission

Luc Tayart de Borms

Managing Director, King Baudouin Foundation

Pavel Telička

Member of the European Parliament; former European Commissioner

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 Chief of staff of the President of the European Council; Head of Cabinet of King Philip of Belgium

Zeger Vercouteren

Executive Director Government Affairs, Europe, Johnson & Johnson

António Vitorino

Former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs; President of the Jacques Delors Institute

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