Board of Directors

Governing Bodies

The Institute of European Democrats is headed by an international board of directors.

PRESIDENT:
Jean Claude CASANOVA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER:
Luca BADER

DIRECTORS:
Jean Claude CASANOVA
Luca BADER
Mikel ANTON ZARRAGOITIA
Roman BRECELY
Marina DEMETRIOU
Gérard DEPREZ
François PAULI
Zsuzsanna SZELÉNYI


Jean Claude CASANOVA

Jean-Claude CASANOVA, France, is the President of the Institute of European Democrats, Chairman of the National Political Science Foundation and Director of the review "Commentaire". Associate from the faculties of law and economic sciences and a graduate of the Political Studies Institute (IEP) Paris, Jean-Claude Casanova was an assistant at the National Foundation for Political Science (FNSP) from 1958 to 1959 then at the faculty of law and economic sciences of Dijon from 1963 to 1964, he was then Studies and Research Director at the FNSP (1968 – 1990) and at university lecturer at the IEP Paris from 1969 to 2002. He has also lectured at the National School for Administration (ENA) (1966-1968) and at the University of Paris-Nanterre (1968-1969). He has been the Chairman of the Scientific Council of the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) since 1996. In addition to this he has held posts in several ministerial cabinets: advisor within the cabinet of Jean-Marcel Jeanneney, Industry Minister (1959-1961), technical advisor in the cabinet of Joseph Fontanet, National Education Minister (1972-1974) and advisor to Raymond Barre, Prime Minister (1976-1981). Since 1994, he has been a member of the Economic and Social Council. In 1978, with Raymond Aron, Jean-Claude Casanova founded with the review Commentaire of which he is the director. An editorialist with l'Express from 1985 to 1995, he is an associate editorialist with the newspaper Le Monde. Jean-Claude Casanova is also the author of several publications including: Essai sur quelques tentatives d'intégration de l'économie et de la sociologie (1963), La politique scientifique des Etats-Unis (1968), Six manières d'être européens, (1990), Réformer le mode de scrutin européen (1996) and La Construction de l'Europe (2004).


Luca BADER

Luca BADER, Italy, is the Administrateur Délégué of the Institute of European Democrats (IED). He is also member of the Board of Directors of Leonardo, an Italian global high-tech company, partially owned by the Italian government. In past, he served at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy. He was responsible for Europe and North America at the Democratic Party (PD) in Italy. He was advisor of the Committee of Foreign Affairs and Defense of the Italian Parliament. He worked for the National Democratic Institute of Washington D.C., advising the program on building Institutions and political parties. He studied International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and at the University of London in the United Kingdom. He did research visits at the Columbia University in New York and at the Institute of International Affairs in Rome.


Other Directors


Mikel ANTON ZARRAGOITIA
Basque Country, Spain
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Roman BRECELY
Slovakia
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Marina DEMETRIOU
Cyprus
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Gérard DEPREZ
Belgium
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François PAULI
France
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Zsuzsanna SZELÉNYI
Hungary
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