"RREC has relevant potential for providing support to the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia within the framework of Environment for Europe Process and implementing the functions of the Secretariat according to set framework"

V. Stepankov, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources of Russia in 2004-2006

Board of Managers

The management body of the RREC is the Board of Managers. The Board consists of the members representing different sectors of the society: state authorities of the Russian Federation, foreign organizations, NGOs, business and scientific community.

The Board takes decisions relating to the current activities and strategic development of the RREC. The Board involving distinguished experts in different environmental fields is capable to function as a flexible and non-bureaucratic body and take profound and non-standard decisions.

Members of the RREC Board of Managers

Fomenko Marina Center for Support of Local Initiatives for Sustainable Development and Environmental Safety
Klyuchnikova Elena Apatity department "GAIA", Ecological Centre of Apatity, Director

Kopiev Vyacheslav AFK “Sistema” Deputy chairman of the Board of managers

Koning Edwin Senior Policy Adviser European Environmental Policy Division, Directorate for International Environmental Affairs Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM)

Pankin Alexander Deputy Director of the Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
Rouam Claude Head Of Unit, Enlargement and Neighbouring Countries, European Commission
Tarasova Natalia Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences

The Advisory Council is a consulting body of the RREC which integrates opinions of different territories of Russia and various sectors of the society to a maximum possible extent.

The Advisory Council consists of 20 to 30 representatives of state authorities of the RF (not more than 30% of the Council's members), foreign legal entities and individuals (not more than 30% of the Council's members), representatives of the scientific and business communities (not more than 20% of the Council's members), and representatives of non-governmental organizations (not more than 20% of the Council's members).

In addition to the annual general meetings, the meetings of the working groups within the Advisory Council are held both on special occasions and on deal with issues of the current and future activities of the RREC. In general, not only members of the Advisory Council participate in such meetings, but also leading specialists in a respective field.