EUTOPIA's Presidents and Student Representatives, Brussels - 2019

Strategic Board (SB)


The Strategic Board takes overall responsibility for the performance of EUTOPIA. It approves major strategic decisions and policies impacting the project and the broader Alliance. The Strategic Board consists of 6 Rectors, 1 student representative and the Secretary-General. Each year, the SB elects one of the partner universities’ Rectors to become its Chair.

Current composition:

  • Caroline Pauwels, Rector of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • François Germinet, President of CY Cergy Paris Université, Deputy Chair
  • Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg, Chair
  • Igor Papič, Rector of the University of Ljubljana
  • Oriol Amat, Rector of the Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona
  • Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Warwick
  • Nikki Muckle, Secretary-General
  • Marie Marchand, President of the Student Council

Presidential declarations


Executive Board (EB)


The Executive Board (EB) is EUTOPIA’s main operational governance body. It is responsible for the overall management of the project, the achievement of the objectives and delivery of the outputs and outcomes, in line with contractual, financial, legal and compliance obligations and requirements. It will ensure that there is effective leadership, management and coordination of all activities. 

The EB is chaired by the Secretary-General. The Project Manager provides the Secretariat support for the EB. EB meet quarterly; up to 3 meetings may be virtual. All EB members attend the Annual General Meeting. The EB receives and considers quarterly reports and analyses from all Work Packages (including from appropriate sub-work packages, and proper outputs and outcomes from the Commissions and the Student Forum).

Student Council

As a student-centered and student-empowering alliance, EUTOPIA employs a structural process to gather the continued input of  its students. The EUTOPIA Student Council forms an integral part of this process. The EUTOPIA Student Council consists of 1 student per university, elected according to local regulations and traditions, and 1 PhD student active in one of the joint EUTOPIA PhD programmes. These 7 students bring the student perspective to EUTOPIA’s activities, most notably through representation in the EUTOPIA Strategic Board (the EUTOPIA Student Council President), in the EUTOPIA Executive Board (EUTOPIA’s Student Council 2 Vice-Presidents), and the EUTOPIA Educational Board (constituting half of the voting members).

EUTOPIA Student Council, Gothenburg - June 2019