Fabrizio Sala is Lombardy's Minister for Education, University, Research, Innovation and Simplification. Mr Sala was elected Mayor of the Municipality of Misinto (Monza and Brianza - Italy), position that he hold from 1999 to 2009. Afterwards, he was appointed Councillor for the Environment at the Monza and Brianza Provincial Administration, before being elected Vice-President of NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies).


Regional Minister of the Province of Limburg. Founder/owner of BRUBUSS.


Marcin Wajda is Director of the Department of Regional Development and European Funds, in Marshal’s Office of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship in Warsaw. Previously, he was part of the Lubuski Regional Operational Programme Monitoring Department, in the Marshal’s Office of the Lubuskie Voivodeship in Zielona Gora. Mr Wajda also holds a PhD in Economic Studies, has several publications and is a Lecturer in the Collegium of Socio-Economics of SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

Executive Board Member

Lieven Top is a senior Climate & Industry Advisor to the Flemish Ministry of Economy, Science & Innovation. From 2016, he served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the OECD Steel Committee.  He was elected an Executive Board Member of ECRN in 2020.

Executive Board Member

Jaroslav Komínek is Deputy Governor of the Ústí Region for Transport and Road Management. All his professional life he is actively engaged in the field of logistics of transport of people and material. He is also currently a member of the Chomutov City Council and serves as Chairman of the Chomutov and Jirkov Public Transit Company. He was elected an Executive Board Member of ECRN in 2018.

Executive Director

Being involved in European Affairs for about 20 years, Mr. Ciulli leads the ECRN permanent representative body of the network on behalf of Regione Lombardia. Based in Brussels, he liaises with various EU institutions, network associations and regional representations and supports the strategic development of the network in the long term.

Network and Policy Coordinator

With an open and genuine attitude, Ms. Bańka is the person to manage members’ relations and general communications activities. Working closely with the regions and monitoring EU legislative developments, she supports the Secretariat in connecting the European and regional dimensions of policy making and raising awareness of EU initiatives or funding opportunities.

Junior Policy and Project Officer

As Junior Policy and Project Officer, Saverio provides support to the ECRN Secretariat in building collaboration between members in several priority areas, including industrial policy, bioeconomy, plastics and recycling, and decarbonization. She also contributes to ECRN advocacy and communications activities.