Current Executive Committee Members

Sandra Kucina Softic

President of EDEN 2019 – to present 

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2013 – 2019

(University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Diana Andone

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2015 – to present

(Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania)

Mark Brown

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2015 – to present

(Dublin City University, Ireland)

Elena Caldirola

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2018 – to present

(University of Pavia, Italy) 

Helga Dorner

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2016 – to present

(Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

Josep M. Duart

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2016 – to present

(Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain) 

Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2018 – to present

(Co-Operative State University Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)

Rebecca Galley

 Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2018 – to present

(The Open University, UK)

Ebba Ossiannilsson

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2015 – to present

(Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), Sweden) 

Timothy Read

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2018 – to present

(National Distance Education University – UNED, Spain)

Alfredo Soeiro

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2019 – to present

(University of Porto, Portugal)

Vlad Mihaescu

CHAIR OF THE NAP STEERING COMMITTEE,  EX OFFICIO MEMBER

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2020 – to present,

(University Politehnica Timisoara, Romania) 

Past Executive Committee Members

Airina Volungeviciene

President of EDEN 2016 – 2019

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2010 – 2016

(Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)

Antonella Poce

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2017 – 2020

(Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Roma, Italy)

Mark Nichols

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2016 – 2018

(The Open University, UK) 

Lisa Marie Blaschke

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2012 – 2018

(Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany) 

Wim Van Petegem

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2009 – 2018

(K.U. Leuven, Belgium)

Fabio Nascimbeni

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2012 – 2018

(Universidad Internacional de la Rioja – UNIR, Spain)

Belinda Tynan

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2015 – 2016

(The Open University, UK)

Grainne Conole

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2012 – 2015

(University of Leicester, UK)

Antonio M. Teixeira

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2008 – 2016

(Universidade Aberta, Portugal) 

Deborah Arnold

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2010 – 2016

(Université Nancy 2, France)

Ene Koitla

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2010 – 2015

(Estonian Information Technology Foundation, Estonia)

Costas Tsolakidis

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2010 – 2016

(University of the Aegan, Rhodos, Greece)

Alan Bruce

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2009 – 2015

(Universal Learning Systems, Ireland)

Morten F. Paulsen

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2007 -2013

(NKI Distance Education)

Andrea Kárpáti

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2006 – 2012

(Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

Tapio Koskinen

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2006 – 2012

(Lifelong Learning Institute Dipoli -TKK Dipoli, Finland)

Gilly Salmon

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2010 – 2012

(University of Leicester, UK)

Martine Vidal

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2005-2010

(Centre National D’Enseignment a Distance, France)

Danguole Rutkauskiene

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2004-2010

(Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, 2004 – 2010)

Albert Sangrá

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2003-2009

(Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)

Ulrich Bernath

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2003-2009

(Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany)

Alan Tait

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2002 – 2010

(The Open University, UK)

Nikitas Kastis

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2001-2009

(Lambrakis Foundation, Greece)

Claudio Dondi

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2000-2006

(Research and Innovation for Learning Systems, Italy)

Carl Holmberg

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 2000-2006

(Swedish Agency for Flexible Learning, Sweden)

Jan Lojda

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1999-2005

(Technical University in Brno, Czech Republic)

Maria Jose Tavares

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1998-2004

(Universidade Aberta, Portugal)

Sarolta Zárda

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1997-2003

(SZAMALK, Hungary)

Joannes van Heddegem

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1995-2002

(EuroPACE, Belgium)

Richard Lewis

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1998-2002

(Open University, UK)

Jean Louis Decherat

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1999-2001

(Centre National D’Enseignment a Distance, France)

Sergei Schennikov

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1994-2000

(LINK, Russia)

Michel Moreau

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1993-1999

(Centre National D’Enseignment a Distance, France)

Ionel Chera

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1996-1999

(CODECS, Romania)

Mette Ringsted

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1998-1999

(Danish National Centre for Technology-Supported Learning, Denmark)

Armando Rocha Trindade

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1992-1998

(Universidade Aberta, Portugal)

Sir John Daniel

Founder of EDEN

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1992-1998

(Open University)

Zophia Sokolewicz

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1993-1996

(Warsaw University, Poland)

Fred Nickolmann

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1992-1995

(SATURN, The Netherlands)

Bernard Loing

Member of the EDEN Executive Committee 1993-1993

(Centre National D’Enseignment a Distance, France)

An interim Executive Committee with Erling Ljosa (President) John Daniel, Tadeusz Diem, Jan Koucky, Tamas Lajos (Vice-President), Fred Nickolmann, Armando Rocha Trindade (Vice-President) and Kees Veen was functioning between 1991-1992. The first elected Executive Committee was drawn up in 1992.

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