General Assembly

The ECOO General Assembly is a meeting of national delegations of the members of ECOO. The General Assembly is the highest decision making body of the association. It meets twice a year, in spring and in autumn.

The Executive Committee

The strategic leadership and decision-making body is the Executive committee, which is elected by the General Assembly and led by the President.

President-elect

Dr Matjaž Mihelčič (Slovenia)

Treasurer

Peter Gumpelmayer (Germany)

Chair of the Professional Services Committee

Sylwia Kropacz-Sobkowiak (Poland)

Chair of the European Qualifications Board

Dr Julie-Anne Little (UK)

Secretary General

Fabienne Eckert (Brussels)

Secretary of the Professional Services Committee

Pavel Šebek (Czech Republic)


Thematic Committees

The Executive Committee is supported by two elected thematic Committees:

 

Public Affairs and Economic Committee

Economic and commercial matters as well as with specific legislative and non-legislative EU dossiers.

  • Jesus Garcia Poyatos (Spain) – Chair
  • Christian Müller (Germany)
  • Zsolt Szabadi (Hungary)
  • David Hewlett (Ireland)
  • Luiza Maria Krasucka (Poland)
  • Raúl Alberto Ribeiro Correia de Sousa (Portugal)
  • Hans Torvald Haugo (Norway)
  • Elaine Grisdale (UK) – Secretary

Professional Services Committee

Development of the profession in terms of the scope of practice of optometry and optics in the member countries.

  • Sylwia Kropacz-Sobkowiak (Poland) – Chair
  • Stephan Hirschfeld (Germany)
  • Martin O’Brien (Ireland)
  • Gabriëlle Janssen (The Netherlands)
  • Ignacio José Costa González (Spain)
  • Iwan Zanchetta (Switzerland)
  • Peter Gavin Black (United Kingdom)
  • Pavel Šebek (Czech Republic) – Secretary

European Qualifications Board

With the activities of the ECOO Accreditation Agency the European Qualifications Board has been set-up and is responsible for the European Diploma in Optometry and the European Qualification in Optics including their performance, content and recognition.

SECRETARY
Fabienne Eckert

  • Dr Julie-Anne Little – Chair
  • Dr Bente Monica Aakre*
  • Fiona Anderson*
  • Dr Andreas Berke
  • Dr Roger Crelier*
  • Ignacio José Costa González
  • Dr Vincent Gautier
  • Peter Gumpelmayer
  • Dr José Manuel González Meijome *
  • Dr Sigrid Müller-Schotte *
  • Gustav Pöltner*

*Member of Expert Group

 

Constitutional documents

ECOO is governed by its statutes and Rules of Procedure: