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Steering Committee


Members of the Steering Committee are volunteers, and are responsible for overseeing the general direction and activities of the Club.

Current Members of the Steering Committee are:

  • Diana Agosti, Head of Department for the European Policies, Presidency of the Council of Ministers (Italy)
  • Arlin Bagdat, Director-General, External Communication, PM Chancellery (Belgium)
  • Yasmine-Eva Farès, Deputy Director, Government Information Service (France)
  • Erik den Hoedt, Director, Public Information and Communications Office (Netherlands)
  • Claus Hӧrr, Director, Department 7/2, Press and Media Service, Bundeskanzleramt (Austria)
  • Andreas Kindl, Director for Strategic Communication, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Germany)
  • Lefteris Kretsos, Secretary-General for Information and Communication (Greece)
  • Rytis Paulauskas, Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Lithuania)
  • Vincenzo Le Voci, Secretary General of the Club of Venice and Administrator, Information Policy, General Secretariat of the Council of the EU

The Club of Venice’s Advisory Group provides advice and expertise to the Steering Committee and wider Club, upon request. Members of the Advisory Group are:

  • Stefano Rolando, Honorary President of the Club of Venice (Italy)
  • Mieke van den Berghe, Honorary Vice-President (Belgium)
  • Judit Gyarfas Fekete, Honorary Vice-President (Hungary)
  • Hans Brunmayr, Honorary Vice-President (Austria)
  • Niels Thøgersen, Honorary Vice-President (Denmark)
  • Mike Granatt, former Club of Venice Co-ordinator and former Head of the COI (United Kingdom)
  • Aurelio Sahagún Pool, Former Communications Director for the Spanish Prime Minister (Spain)

Last updated: 18 January 2018

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