Strategic Council

The purpose of the Strategic 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 Strategic 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
Herman Van Rompuy (President)

President Emeritus of the European Council 



Joaquin Almunia
Joaquin Almunia

Former European Commission Vice-President for Competition



Hendrik Bourgeois
Hendrik Bourgeois

Vice President European Affairs, GE



Adriana Cerretelli
Adriana Cerretelli

Europe Correspondent, Il Sole 24 Ore



Marta Dassù
Marta Dassù

Director General for International Affairs, Aspen Institute Italia



Sylvie Goulard
Sylvie Goulard

Member of the European Parliament



Danuta Maria Hübner
Danuta Maria Hübner

Member of the European Parliament



Hywel Ceri Jones
Hywel Ceri Jones

Former Chairman of the European Policy Centre



Lord Kerr of Kinlochard
Lord Kerr of Kinlochard

Member of the House of Lords



Gerald Knaus
Gerald Knaus

President of the Executive Board, European Stability Institute



Jo Leinen
Jo Leinen

Member of the European Parliament



Erika Mann
Erika Mann

Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council



John Palmer
John Palmer

Former Political Director, European Policy Centre



Kristina Persson
Kristina Persson

Founder of Global Challenge; former Swedish Minister and former Member of the European Parliament



Jean-Claude Piris
Jean-Claude Piris

Former Director General, Legal Service of the Council of the European Union



Janez Potočnik
Janez Potočnik

Former European Commissioner



Conny Reuter
Conny Reuter

Secretary General, SOLIDAR



Maria João Rodrigues
Maria João Rodrigues

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



Dennis Sammut
Dennis Sammut

Director, LINKS



André Sapir
André Sapir

Professor of Economics, ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles



Jacek Saryusz-Wolski
Jacek Saryusz-Wolski

Chairman of European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs



Daniela Schwarzer
Daniela Schwarzer

Director Berlin Office, Europe Program, Senior Director Research, The German Marshall Fund of the United States



Peter Semneby
Peter Semneby

Former EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus



Jamie Shea
Jamie Shea

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO



Larry Stone
Larry Stone

President Group Public and Government Affairs, BT



Rita Suessmuth
Rita Suessmuth

Former President of the German Bundestag



Pavel Swieboda
Pavel Swieboda

Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission



Loukas Tsoukalis
Loukas Tsoukalis

President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy - ELIAMEP



Baron Frans van Daele
Baron Frans van Daele

Head of Cabinet to the King Philip of Belgium



Jean-Charles van den Branden
Jean-Charles van den Branden

Partner at Bain & Company



Jordi Vaquer
Jordi Vaquer

Regional Director for Europe, Open Society Foundations



Zeger Vercouteren
Zeger Vercouteren

Executive Director Government Affairs, Europe, Johnson & Johnson



António Vitorino
António Vitorino

Partner at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, Former European Commissioner