EZA is a non-profit organisation according to Luxembourg law. EZA’s general mission is exclusively and directly dedicated to charitable purposes. EZA does not strive to make a profit. Possible profits can only be used for the purposes set out in the statutes. EZA’s mission is to promote the social, economic and cultural development of communities on the basis of Christian-social values, with a special emphasis on the development of the social dialogue and on the social problems at the European level with regard to workers and disadvantaged population groups. EZA is a centre that promotes workers and disadvantaged population groups. In this context, it also works with the relevant non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

We have established the following executive bodies in order to achieve our tasks and objectives as per the statutes:

  • the General Assembly
  • the Council
  • the Management Committee (MAC)

The General Assembly consists of full members, associated members, observers and Council members

The Council
The Council consists of the President, the Co-President, the Secretary-General, the Treasurer, the Vice-President, the Honorary President and the Further Members, as well as the auditors. At this time, the Council has 21 members representing 15 countries.

The EZA Management Committee:
Luc Van den Brande, Belgium
Co-President: Piergiorgio Sciacqua, Italy
Treasurer: Dr. Norbert Schnedl, Austria
Secretary-General: Sigrid Schraml, Germany

Vice-Presidents: Bogdan Hossu, Romania; Maria Reina Martin, Portugal; Herbert Metzger, Germany; Veselin Mitov, Bulgaria; Józef Mozolewski, Poland; Janina Švedienė, Lithuania; Joseph Thouvenel, France

Further Members: João Paulo Branco, Portugal; David Cervera Olivares, Spain; Paolo Cesana, Italy, Panagiotis Gkolfis, Greece, Bjorn van Heusden, Netherlands; Fritz Neugebauer, Austria; Carien Neven, Belgium; Prof. Dr. Franjo Topic, Croatia, Aneta Szczykutowicz, Poland

Auditors: Bert van Caelenberg, Belgium; Alfonso Luzzi, Italy; Heidi Rabensteiner, Italy