CoNOSC membership is open to at least all countries within the UN-European region. CoNOSC brings together a group of key national OS policymakers who promote the Open Science agenda in their respective countries. We seek two to three representatives per country.

CoNOSC members are generally national OS coordinators, ministry representatives with OS in their portfolio or high-level national OS experts, i.e. OS policy decision-makers. CoNOSC takes into account the differences in how Open Science is organised across countries and takes a flexible approach when recruiting members. Members can be nominated by the CoNOSC Board, by other members. National OS co-ordinators may also reach out to request joining CoNOSC.

Learn more about who our current members are below. If you are from the UN-European region and your country is not yet a member, please consider joining, see details in the “How to become a CoNOSC member” section.

Current members

Our members include:


Dr. Eric Laureys, Advisor, Belgian Science Policy Office

Marc Vanholsbeeck, Direction générale de l’Enseignement supérieur, de l’Enseignement tout au long de la vie et de la Recherche scientifique, Wallonia-Brussels Federation

Czech Republic

Eva Hnátková, Open Science Coordinator, National Library of Technology


Dejana Carić, Scientific projects and programmes coordinator, Croatian Science Foundation


Thomas Midtgaard, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Hanne-Louise Kirkegaard, Senior Advisor, The Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science, the Ministry of Higher Education and Science


Dr. Henriikka Mustajoki, Secretary-General, Federation of Finnish Learned Societies


Marin Dacos, French Coordinator for Open Science, Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation – France


Dr. Anna Maria Hoefler, Science Policy Coordinator, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics


Prof. Michalis Zervakis, Vice-Rector of Research and Lifelong Learning,Technical University of Crete

Ioannis Emiris, President of the Board and General Director, Athena Research Center


Gyöngyi Karácsony, President, Association of University Libraries’ Directors, representing the National Research, Development and Innovation Office​​


Dr. Daniel Bangert, National Open Research Coordinator, Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy

Dr. Patricia Clarke, Health Research Board


Aleksandrs Mārtiņš Blūms, Counsellor for Research and Space, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union

Edvards Francis Kuks, Social Sciences and Humanities Expert, Ministry of Education and Science

Ingmārs Kreišmanis, Head of the Expertise and Analytics Unit, Latvian Council of Science

Anna Leiškalne, Senior Expert, Ministry of Education and Science


Karl Montebello, Executive (Policy & Strategy), Malta Council for Science and Technology


Karel Luyben, President, EOSC Association, Delft University of Technology

Gerdien Verheuvel, Senior Policy Adviser, Department for Research and Science Policy, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science


Vidar L. Haanes, Rector/ Chair,  The National Forum for Open Science Universities Norway – Research


Dr. Alina Irimia, Open Science projects coordinator, UEFISCDI


Dr. Ivan Skubic, Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

Peter Steerle, Secretary, Science Directorate – Science Division, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport


Cecilia Cabello, Director European STI Policies, Spanish Foundation for S&T (FECYT)

Inmaculada Figueroa, Vice Deputy Director General for the Internationalisation of Science & Innovation, General Secretariat for Research, Ministry of Science and Innovation


Dr. Sofie Björling, Head of Department, Research Infrastructures, The Swedish Research Council

Sanja Halling, Senior Research officer, Department of Research Infrastructures, The Swedish Research Council


Ariane Studer, Deputy Head of Division Higher Education Policy, swissuniversities

Isabel Bolliger, Scientific Officer for International Research, Swiss National Science Foundation

Dr. Aude Bax de Keating, Open Science Co-Coordinator, swissuniversities


Rachel Bruce, Head of Open Research, UK Research and Innovation Strategy (UKRI)


Grygorii Mozolevych, Head of the Expert Group on Integration into the European Research Area, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

Oleksandr Berezko, Coordinator of the Ministerial Working Group on the National Plan for Open Science Development, Lviv Polytechnic National University


Kostas Glinos, Head, OS Unit, European Commission

Vinciane Gaillard, Deputy Director for Research & Innovation, European University Association (EUA)