Council and Steering Committee

The highest ruling body is the Council, formed by delegates from the member associations. The Council meets once a year to discuss policies, activities and to elect officers to the committees and commissions. The steering committee is being formed by three officers each from a different member associations and for a period of two years with a possibility of being re-electable once.


Present Steering Committee:


Chairman: Harm Jaap Smit (NIBI)

Treasurer: Reinhard Paulsen  (VBIO)

Secretary: Dominique Waddoup (ABA)



EU affairs:    Melvyn Askew (SOB)

EurProBiol: Peter Niesslbeck (VBIO, BDBiol)

Free Professions: Peter Niesslbeck (VBIO, BDBiol)



ECBA has one committee working apart from its steering committee, the EurProBiol Registration Committee, responsible for granting the pan-European title “EurProBiol” to individual members of the national biologists associations forming ECBA. It is also charged with developing the title and services to the EurProBiologists.