States' Representatives Group

The SRG is consulted on a range of issues, including draft call topics and links to national and regional initiatives.

 

As the name suggests, the States' Representatives Group (SRG) consists of representatives of the EU Member States as well as countries that are associated to Horizon Europe.

When IHI was launched, the European Commission asked these countries to nominate SRG members and the names, contact details and bios of the delegates can be found via the Members tab. The current Chairperson of the SRG is Martha Cahill of Ireland, and the Vice-Chairperson is Jan Skriwanek of Germany. They were elected on 11 March 2022 and will remain in their posts until 10 March 2024.

Martha Cahill and Jan Skriwanek
Martha Cahill and Jan Skriwanek
  • Read our interview with Martha Cahill on how the SRG contributes to IHI.

The SRG is consulted and invited to give an opinion on a range of issues, including:

  • draft work programmes, including draft calls for proposals;
  • links to Horizon Europe and other EU, national and regional initiatives;
  • the involvement of different types of organisations in IHI projects, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and newcomers;
  • actions taken on the dissemination and exploitation of results;
  • updates to the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).

In addition, the SRG reports on and acts as an interface when it comes to potential areas of cooperation or complementarities between IHI and relevant national or regional research and innovation programmes. Members also report on actions taken at national or regional level regarding dissemination and communication.

Finally, the SRG can issue, on its own initiative, opinions, recommendations or proposals to the Governing Board or the Executive Director on technical, managerial and financial matters as well as on work programmes and other documents, in particular when those matters affect national or regional interests.

The chairperson and vice-chairperson attend the meetings of the IHI Governing Board as observers.


All EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon Europe have been invited to nominate two delegates to be part of the IHI States' Representatives Group (SRG). The names and organisations of the delegates nominated so far are provided here, along with their bios where available. If you want to get in touch with your local SRG member, we can provide you with their contact details upon request.

Albania  
To be appointed  
Armenia  
To be appointed  
Austria  
Hemma Bauer Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
Belgium  
Kathleen D'Hondt Vlaamse overheid, Dept. Economie, Wetenschap & Innovatie
Bosnia and Herzegovina  
‌To be appointed  
Bulgaria  
Michel Israel National Center of Public Health and Analyses, “Physical Factors” Directorate
Croatia  
Darija Mahović Lakušić

University Hospital Centre Zagreb

‌Cyprus
Evgenios Epaminondou
Andromachi Katsonouri
Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Directorate of Research and Innovation
Ministry of Health, State General Laboratory
‌Czechia
Radislav Sedlacek ‌Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
‌Denmark
Emma Emilie Højer Winther
Lasse Wolthers
Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science
Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science
‌Estonia
Argo Soon ‌Departement of International Research Cooperation, Estonian Research Council
Faroe Islands  
To be appointed  
‌Finland
Sampo Sammalisto ‌Business Finland
‌France
‌Thomas Lombès
Virginie Sivan
 
‌‌INSERM
Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation
Direction générale pour la Recherche et l'Innovation, Délégation aux Affaires européennes et internationales
‌Georgia  
Maia Rukhadze ‌Center of Allergy and Immunology, International Relations
‌Germany
Jan Skriwanek (SRG Vice-Chairperson) ‌DLR Project Management Agency
‌Greece
‌Zoe Cournia ‌Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens
‌Hungary

Klára Horváth
Krisztina Tálas

‌National Research, Development and Innovation Office, Department for International Affairs
Express Innovation Agency
‌Iceland
‌‌To be appointed
‌Ireland
Martha Cahill (SRG Chairperson) ‌Enterprise Ireland
‌Israel
Nati Bloch Damti ISERD, Israel Innovation Authority  
‌Italy
Giulio Pompilio ‌University of Milan, IRCCS Monzino
‌Kosovo
‌‌To be appointed
‌Latvia
‌Uldis Berķis ‌Ministry of Education and Science, Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation   
‌Lithuania
‌Solventa Krakauskaitė
Raimondas Martinavičius
‌Kaunas University of Technology       
Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania, Innovation Department, Innovation Policy Division
‌Luxembourg
‌To be appointed  
‌Malta
To be appointed  
‌Moldova
‌‌To be appointed
‌Montenegro
‌‌To be appointed
‌Netherlands
‌‌Jasper Claessen ‌Directie Geneesmiddelen en Medische Technologie, Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport
New Zealand  
To be appointed  
‌North Macedonia
‌‌To be appointed
‌Norway
Nils Olav ‌Refsdal
Margarethe Biong
‌Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services, Department of Specialist Health Care Services
Research Council of Norway
‌Poland
‌Tadeusz Bednarczyk
Dagmara Robakowska-Hyżorek
‌Ministry of Education and Science, Department of Innovation and Development
National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), National Contact Point
‌Portugal
Anabela Isidro AICIB (Agência de Investigação Clínica e Inovação Biomédica / Agency for Clinical Research and Biomedical Innovation)
‌Romania
Ștefan Busnatu ‌Ministry of Health, Cabinet Minister
‌Serbia
‌‌To be appointed
‌Slovakia
‌Iveta Hermanovska    ‌Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic, Institute of Research and Development   
‌Slovenia
‌Jure Janet ‌Nacionalni inštitut za javno zdravje (National Institute of Public Health), Center za informatiko v zdravstvu (Center for Healthcare Informatics)   
‌Spain
‌Marta de Diego Zori
Marta Gómez Quintanilla
‌EU Programmes Division, Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), Ministry of Science and Innovation
EU Programmes Division, Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), Ministry of Science and Innovation
‌Sweden
‌Dobril-Philip Petkov VINNOVA
Tunisia  
To be appointed  
Türkiye
Selcan Türker ‌TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey)   
Ukraine  
To be appointed  

 

 

Key documents

Details of how the States Representatives Group works are set out in the SRG rules of procedure.

Agendas of IHI States Representatives Group meetings

Reports