Executive Board

  • Chairman Dr. Jørgen Kühl
    Director of the A.P Møller Skolen, Schleswig, Germany
  • Vice-Chairman Professor Rainer Hofmann
    Co-Director of Wilhelm Merton Centre, Professor at Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Former President of the Advisory Committee to the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM)
  • Mr. Hans Müller Pedersen
  • Director General of the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dr. Sabine Sütterlin-Waack
    Member of the German Bundestag
  • Ms. Renate Schnack
    Die Beauftragte des Ministerpräsidenten des Landes Schleswig- Holstein in Angelegenheiten nationaler Minderheiten und Volksgruppen, Grenzlandarbeit und Niederdeutsch/ The Schleswig-Holstein Minister-President's Commissioner for Matters related to National Minorities and Ethic Groups, Border Area Activities and Low German
  • Mr. Thorsten Afflerbach
    Representative of the Council of Europe, Head of the Support Team of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues
  • Mr. Henrik Villadsen
    Director, High Commissioner on National Minorities, 
    Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) 
  • Professor Garbi Schmidt 
    Professor at the Department of Culture and Identity at the Roskilde University
  • Ms. Birte Pauls
    Substitute for Ms. Schnack
  • Ms. Michéle Akip
    Substitute for Mr. Afflerbach
From left to right: Rainer Hofmann, Tove Malloy, Garbi Schmidt, Jørgen Kühl, Henrik Villadsen, Renate Schnack, Linda Pieper and Hans Müller Pedersen (Photo: ECMI).

ECMI founders:

The German Federal GovernmentThe German
Federal Government
The Danish GovernmentThe Danish
The Federal State Schleswig-HolsteinThe Federal State