Shaping EU Missions: bridging the gap between geoscience and policy
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council
Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon is the President of the European Research Council (ERC) since January 2014. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (1994-2013). He was also the first ERC Panel Chair in Mathematics for Starting Grants.
As an award-winning mathematician, he has been a fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) for most of his career. He held a Professor position at École polytechnique (1986-2012). He was President of the Société Mathématique de France (1990-1992) and President of the European Mathematical Society (1995-1998). One of the founders of the EuroScience organisation, he is a former member of its Board (2002-2006) and served on EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) committees (2004-2013).
Gesine Meißner, Member of the Mission Board for ‘Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters’, former Member of the European Parliament
Gesine Meißner is currently a member of the Mission Board for ‘Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters’. She was a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 until 2019 as a member of the Free Democratic Party, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.
During this time, she had a particular focus on maritime issues, serving on the Committees on Transport, Environment, Industry & Research and Fisheries and chairing the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas. She represented the European Parliament as Special Envoy of the President for Maritime Policy.
Constantin Ciupagea, Head of Land Resources Unit, Joint Research Centre
Constantin Ciupagea is Head of Unit for Land Resources of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Since joining the European Commission in 2010, Constantin Ciupagea has helped support and monitor the EU’s circular economy policies and managed the activities related to sustainable supply of raw materials to the European economy and assessments of terrestrial ecosystems and ecosystem services.
Prior to this, he was the director of the Institute of World Economy of the Romanian Academy, he acted as State Counsellor for Economic Policies at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Romania and as the Economic Counsellor of the President of the Romanian Parliament’s Chamber of Representatives.