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The ESDN Steering Group

Due to an initiative in the framework of the Austrian EU Presidency, the ESDN Steering Group was established in a constituting meeting in Vienna in February 2006.

The ESDN Steering Group oversees network-related operations, i.e. it finances and mandates the ESDN Office and it provides guidance for the activities of the ESDN. Currently, the ESDN Steering Group consists of representatives from eight European countries:

Austria:

Wolfram Tertschnig

Wolfram Tertschnig

Head of the Department Sustainable Development and Environmental Subsidies, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
(co-chair of the Steering Group)

   
Elisabeth Freytag

Elisabeth Freytag-Rigler

Head of the European Policy Department, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
(co-chair of the Steering Group)

Belgium:

Cedric van de Walle

Cédric Van de Walle

Federal Institute for Sustainable Development

   
Simon Callewaert

Simon Callewaert

International Policy, Federal Institute for Sustainable Development

Finland:

Annika Lindblom

Annika Lindblom

Ministerial Adviser, International Affairs, Ministry of the Environment;
Secretary General, Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development

France:

Stéphane Bernaudon

Stéphane Bernaudon

Policy advisor  - international affairs, NSDS unit, SD delegation, Office of the Commissioner General for SD; Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

Germany:

Ulrich Weidemann

Ulrich Weidemann

Head of Division G I 1 – Cross Sectoral and Sustainability-related Strategic and General Aspects of Environment, Building an Urban Development Policy; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

   
Stefan Bauernfeind

Stefan Bauernfeind

Head of the Division Sustainable Development, Federal Chancellery

Italy:

Paolina Pepe

Paolina Pepe

Director of Division I - Interventions for sustainable development, environmental damage and legal and management aspects; Directorate General for Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage, European Union and International Affairs; Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea

Luxembourg:

Paolina Pepe

Marguy Kohnen

Conseillère de direction 1er classe, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure

Switzerland:

Daniel Dubas

Daniel Dubas

Head of Sustainable Development Section, Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE)

 

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