About the network
The Green Spider Network promotes cooperation between
national institutions, the European Environment Agency and the
European Commission (DG Environment) in the field of
environmental information and communication. DG Environment uses
the network as a channel for involving national institutions in
its communication activities as well as for advice, input and
feedback for future activity development at European level.
Read more in the
Core group and president
Each year at the annual meeting, the members elect a president and 5 to 7 core group members for the coming year. The core group leads the network, and collectively makes decisions on behalf of it.
Currently, the elected members are:
- Ms Simona Losmanová, Czech Republic (Chair)
- Ms. Kirsi Norros, Finland
- Ms. Béatrice Galin, France
- Ms. Evelina Daugirdaitē, Lithuania
- Ms. Cristina Garção, Portugal
- Ms. Branka Pivčević Novak, Croatia
In addition, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency are permanently represented in the core group.
- Mr Ewa Lindkvist, DG Environment, European Commission
- Ms. Katja Rosenbohm, EEA
Follow this link to information about
core group meetings.
The Green Spider Network was founded in 1995. The
inaugural workshop on "Environmental communication strategies in
Europe" was held in The Hague gathering delegates from
ministries and environmental agencies in 12 European countries.
Since, the network has grown. It now has almost 50 members
representing 29 countries. The members meet at least every year
for the annual meeting and sometimes in between for meetings and
events about environmental communication in Europe.
Read more about the history of the network in the note
prepared by one of the founding members on the occasion of the
network's 10 year anniversary:
years as a Green Spider.
A new brochure is regulary produced by the Secretariat. Please have a look at the newest version containing valuable information about the network, interesting interviews and information about other topics.
Click here to view the 2011 GSN brochure.
last update: 12/12/2012