EHRA Steering Committee

EHRA Steering Committee is the primary governance and decision-making body of the Association. EHRA Steering Committee is elected by the members of EHRA, and its functions are regulated by the Association’s Statute. Its responsibility is to facilitate the achievement of EHRA mission by developing and implementing policies, strategies and operational principles. The members of the Steering Committee are elected by the general assemblies of the Association members (in-person or through online voting) for three-year terms. The Steering Committee consists of 13 representatives, 11 of whom represent 7 sub-regions of CEECA, and two of whom represent the drug user community.

All members of the Steering Committee expected to be highly professional and experienced specialists in public health, advocacy and human rights, representing local organizations, working on HIV/AIDS, drug policy and harm reduction. The key areas of responsibility of the Steering Committee are as follows:

• to appoint (elect) and recall the Executive Director of the Association from the candidates proposed by the Chair or Co-Chair(-s) of the Steering Committee or through the procedure of public tender;
• to take decisions regarding the establishment of other legal entities or to take decisions to become a member of other legal entities;

• to identify key priorities for the Association in harm reduction, public health, and human rights, providing perspectives from all CEECA sub-regions and key drug user populations;
• to identify key opportunities for the Association to promote harm reduction, public health, and human rights;
• to set the strategic vision and strategic plan for the Association and approve it;
• to monitor the implementation of the strategic plan and carry out its mid-term review;
• to approve or deny new membership applications to join the Association.

As of November 2017, Steering Committee of the Association consists of 13 members:

  1. Leonid Vlasenko (Ukraine)
  2. Agita Seja (Latvia)
  3. Liudmila Trukhan (Belarus)
  4. Peter Sarosi (Hungary)
  5. Aibar Sultangaziev (Kyrgyzstan)
  6. Maram Azizmamadov (Tajikistan)
  7. Tijana Zegura (Montenegro)
  8. Yuliya Georgieva (Bulgaria)
  9. Iveta Chovancova (Slovakia)
  10. Nino Tsereteli (Georgia)
  11. Maksim Malyshev (Russia)
  12. Alena Asaeva (Russia, community of people who use drugs)
  13. Viktoria Lintsova (Ukraine, community of people who use drugs)