In accordance with the CEP bylaws, the Executive Board is the highest managing body of the institution with different executive powers.

Members of the Executive Board are:

– Špela Lajmiš (President of the Executive Board)
– Peter Grk
– Gregor Krajc
– Katja Lautar
– Andrej Rahten
– Alenka Suhadolnik


The Advisory Board advises CEP on its activities, submits project proposals, represents the institution abroad, promotes its activities and assists in obtaining additional funding.

Giuliano Amato
Former Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Italy

Murat Bilhan
Director of the Foreign Policy Platform at the Istanbul Culture University

Zbigniew Brzezinski
Professor of the American Foreign Policy at the School of International Studies, John Hopkins in Washington, and former advisor of the U.S. President

Erhard Busek
Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe and former Special Co-ordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe

Timothy Garton Ash
Professor of European Studies at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

Tom Harkin
Former Member of the U.S. Senate

Victor Jackovich
Former U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ban Ki-moon
Former Secretary General of the United Nations

Kristiina Ojuland
Former Member of the European Parliament and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

Jan Petersen
Former Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Austria and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway

Javier Solana
Former High Representative for the Common Foreign and Defence Policy of the EU and Secretary General of NATO

Goran Svilanović
Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro

Zhang Deguang
Former Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and former Vice-Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China