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ECSB started about 10 years ago with the organization of a system of Country Vice-Presidents. The position of ECSB Country Vice-President was created to enable ECSB to reach out more effectively to its Members across countries in which it has a presence. The primary role of a Country VP is to act as the ECSB representative for that country.  Other roles are:

  •  To maintain a dialogue with the ECSB Board about how the organization can best meet the needs of national members;
  •  To promote the activities and interests of ECSB at a national level, by arranging national events, such as policy workshops, working in partnership with the ECSB Board;
  •  To take steps to increase the membership of ECSB at a national level and to liaise with national organizations;
  • To stimulate academics to participate actively in ECSB conferences (eg. RENT conference, 3E Conference).

For more information see Roles and responsibilities of country VPs.

ECSB is in the process of renewing and completing the list of Country VPs. The ECSB board nominated already new Country VPs for the following countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and UK.

The ECSB Board is also looking for country VPs in all other countries. We hope that many of you will answer this call to become an ECSB Country VP for a term of 2 years (2018-2019).

If you are interested or if you want more information about this position, please send an email to:, Eddy Laveren, Country VP coordinator and President-Elect of ECSB


Frank Janssen

Czech Republic

Jarmila Šebestová


Martin Senderovitz


Adnane Maaloui


 Kerstin Ettl


Therese Moylan


Francesca Cesaroni


Arnis Sauka


Ruud Koopman


Gry Agnete Alsos


Julita Wasilczuk 


Soumodip Sarkar 


Ovidiu Nicolescu

Secretary: Iulia Sirbu


Radmila Grozdanic


Anna Pilková


Cristina Díaz-Garcia


Mats Westerberg


Hande Karadag

United Kingdom 

Renata Osowska