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
Gérard DEPREZ
François PAULI
Slavomir RUDENKO


Jean Claude CASANOVA

Universitaire, Jean-Claude Casanova a successivement travaillé à la Fondation des sciences politiques, à la Faculté de droit de Dijon, à la Faculté de droit et des Sciences Economiques de Nancy, à l’Université de Paris-Nanterre, à l’IEP Paris et au Service d’études de l’activité économique qu’il a dirigé jusqu’en 2002.

Il a parallèlement exercé des fonctions au sein de plusieurs cabinets ministériels : chargé de mission au Ministère de l’Industrie (1959-1961), conseiller technique au Ministère de l’Education Nationale (1972-1974), conseiller de Raymond Barre, Premier ministre (1976-1981).

Il est actuellement Président de la Fondation nationale des Sciences Politiques et membre de l'Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. Il est Professeur honoraire des facultés de droit, Professeur émérite à l’IEP Paris, et a été membre du Conseil économique et social (de 1994 à 2004).

Il dirige la revue Commentaire, qu’il a fondée en 1978 avec Raymond Aron. Editorialiste associé au journal Le Monde, il est l’auteur de plusieurs ouvrages, dont « La Construction de l’Europe » (2004).

Jean-Claude Casanova est agrégé des facultés de droit et de sciences économiques, docteur ès-sciences économiques, et diplômé de l'IEP Paris.


Luca BADER

Luca is CEO and Director of the Institute of European Democrats (IED), one of the Political Foundations at the European level formally recognised by the European Parliament in Brussels.

In the past ten years, Luca has served as responsible for Europe and North America at the Democratic Party (PD) in Italy and as advisor of the Committees of Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Italian Parliament. Also, he has advised several Italian ministries and private companies on EU and international affairs and has regularly written on Italian and EU affairs for several Italian publications.

He holds a MA in International relations at the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science at the University of London. Luca has done research at the School of International and Public Affairs at the Columbia University in New York and at the Institute of International Affairs in Rome, where, as Senior Research Fellow, he researched, organised conferences and wrote on European Integration, Transatlantic Relations and International Economy.

He has worked for the National Democratic Institute of Washington D.C., advising the program on building Institutions and Political Parties. In 2005, he was selected by the US Department of State for the "International Leaders Programme". From 2004 to 2006 he worked as advisor at the European Parliament in Brussels.


Other Directors


Mikel ANTON ZARRAGOITIA
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Gérard DEPREZ
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François PAULI
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Slavomir RUDENKO
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„Even in a time when almost anyone in Europe is highly convinced that democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law are given as granted, the Institue of European Democrats (IED) takes a new step towards rising awareness in issues which are challenging the core principles of a democratic Europe. An academic discussion and a complementarity between theoretical and practical aspects of addressing highly important issues of European democratic values is an outstanding goal to be reached by the IED.“

Slavomir Rudenko