The European Internet Forum (EIF) is established as non-profit association (‘ASBL’) under Belgian law. It is governed by its Statutes and Bylaws, which have been updated in October 2014 and December 2014 respectively.

EIF's structure reflects the principle of political leadership and control, while ensuring openness, participation and equity for business and associates members, who support EIF financially through annual fees.

Below you will find more details about EIF's governing bodies and the current members in charge.

A diagram of the EIF governance can be found here: pdf download

A diagram of the EIF programming process can be found here: pdf download


The General Assembly includes all EIF members and meets at least once a year for the Annual General Assembly. The full list of EIF members can be found here.

  • All Political Members (MEPs)
  • All Business Members
  • All Associate Members


The Programming Committee (PC) is the real ‘engine’ of the EIF. Co-chaired by a Steering Committee MEP and a Business Board member, it includes all EIF members and meets regularly to discuss and propose the EIF programme of activities.

  • All Political Members (MEPs)
  • All Business Members
  • All Associate Members 


The Steering Committee (SC) is the most important governing body of the EIF. It sets the strategy of the EIF, approves the programme of activities based on a proposal by the Programming Committee (see above), decides on membership, appoints the Programming Committee co-chairs and advises the Board of Management.

The SC is chaired by an MEP and includes (current composition as  from 21 April 2015):

8 Business Board members: see further below

6 Associate Board members: see further below

External personalities (upon invitation of the Political Members):

  • James Elles, former MEP, EIF Co-founder


The Board manages administrative and financial matters. Chaired by an Associate Board member Nicola Frank, EBU, it includes (current composition as from 20 March 2018):

Business Board members:

  • Elizabeth Crossick, RELX Group
  • Daniel Friedlaender, SKY
  • Tilmann Kupfer, BT
  • Magnus Madfors, Ericsson
  • Fabrizio Porrino, Facilitylive
  • Carlos Rodriguez Cocina, Telefonica
  • Andreas Tegge, SAP

Associate Board members:

  • Nicola Frank, EBU - Chair of the Board
  • Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Margot Dor, ETSI
  • Lise Fuhr, ETNO
  • Innocenzo Genna, EuroISPA
  • Natalia Vicente, ESOA

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