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Advisory Board

EPD was set up with the purpose of making a contribution to, and reinforcing the impact of European endeavours in democracy support across the world. The Advisory Board provides guidance, support and strategic advice to EPD in fulfilling these goals, bringing together a wealth of experience from academia, government, civil society and politics. All members of the Advisory Board participate in their personal capacity.

Hans Bruning

Former President of EPD

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Patrick Costello

Former EU official

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Kinga Göncz

Former Foreign Minister of Hungary and Member of the European Parliament



Heidi Hautala

Vice President of the European Parliament

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Christian Leffler

Former Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS)

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Richard Youngs

Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and Professor at the University of Warwick and the College of Europe

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Former Advisory Board members

Anna Lührmann

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Kati Piri

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