EFTA National Experts

There are approximately 1 000 national experts seconded to the European Commission from the 28 EU Member States, the EFTA States and other countries. See the full list and contact details of the EEA EFTA national experts in this section.

The aim of the arrangement is to supply the Commission with expertise that is not available internally and to be a tool for the European Union to increase and spread knowledge of the European institutions and decision-making process. For the employers seconding experts, the arrangement is an opportunity for international training and hands-on experience in policy areas of the EU that are important to their staff. The experts remain employees of their national employers throughout the secondment period and can stay at the Commission between six months and four years.

 

The obligations of all EEA EFTA national experts towards the EU institutions in which they are seconded are identical. From an administrative and legal point of view, however, the EEA EFTA national experts fall into two categories depending on their connection to the EEA Agreement:

 
  1. EFTA in-kind experts are directly linked to the EEA Agreement as they are part of the EEA EFTA States’ annual contribution to the administrative costs of the EU budget, within the framework of EEA EFTA participation in various EU programmes, agencies and undertakings. All administrative procedures linked to their recruitment, prolongation and replacement are handled by the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels, with the exception of the experts seconded to Eurostat in Luxembourg.
  2. Bilateral experts are seconded by each EFTA State to the EU outside the EEA EFTA budget. All administrative procedures linked to their recruitment, prolongation and replacement are handled by the EFTA States' respective missions in Brussels.

 

EEA EFTA experts

National experts seconded to the European Commission within the framework of the EEA Agreement and EEA EFTA participation in EU programmes and agencies.

National experts seconded to the European Commission on a bilateral basis are marked with an asterisk.

Name: Country:   Phone:
DG CLIMATE ACTION (CLIMA)
Ragnhild Børke Norway Governance and Effort Sharing +32 2 295 8759
DG COMMUNICATION NETWORKS, CONTENT & TECHNOLOGIES (CNECT)
Blagovestka Riiser Norway Digital Policy Development and Coordination +32 2 298 XXXX
Liv Hilde Westrheim  Norway Cloud and software +32 2 298 1127
Ingrid Rones Norway Audiovisual Industry and Media Support Programmes +32 2 299 55 37
DG EDUCATION & CULTURE (EAC)
Sigbjørn Sandberg Norway Culture: Creative Europe Programme +32 2 296 4808
Sumathi Subramaniam  Norway Higher Education, Erasmus: Transparency Tools and Programme Impact +32 2 296 5209
Terje Kolbu Jacobsen Norway Erasmus +: Studies, impact assessments, analysis and statistics  +32 2 298 1084
Guillaume Jagle  Norway Erasmus +:  Schools and multilingualism +32 2 298 9792
Benedicte Einarsen  Norway International cooperation  +32 2 298 9042
VACANT Norway Erasmus +; Youth in Action
Harpa Sif Arnarsdottir  Iceland Higher Education; "Erasmus" +32 2 296 5415
DG EMPLOYMENT, SOCIAL AFFAIRS & INCLUSION (EMPL)
Angelica Almlid Barrows Norway Free Movement of Workers, EURES  +32 2 298 9274
Arne Magnus Christensen  Norway Social investment strategy +32 2 295 0329
Sindre Reinholdt  Norway Working conditions +32 2 298 3304
VACANT Norway VET, Apprenticeships and Adult Learning +32 2 298 2247
Hilde Olsen* Norway Employment Strategy +32 2 299 4610
DG ENERGY (ENER)
Henriette Nesheim* Norway Networks and Regional initiatives +32 2 295 44 37
Kristin Thorvaldsen* Norway Energy Policy Coordination +32 2 295 46 39
DG EUROSTAT (ESTAT)
Kurt Wass Norway Government Finance Statistics +352 4301 34424
Ole Villund Norway Crime Statistics +352 4301 38550
Steinar Todsen  Norway National accounts methodology +352 4301 33262
Salah Eddine Ziade Norway Structureal Business Statistics: Quality assurance and Financial Annexes +352 4301 37397
Simen Saeterdal EFTA/Norway Statistical cooperation - EU Enlargement +352 4301 33917
Paul Camenzind* Switzerland Income and Living Conditions: Quality of Life +352 4301 33221
Fritz Gebhard* Switzerland Environmental Statistics; sustainable development +352 430 134 864
Stefan Logi Sigurthorsson* Iceland Statistical Cooperation - European Neighbourhood Policy +352 4301 37272
DG HEALTH & FOOD SAFETY (SANTE)

Sigridur Jakobinudottir

Iceland Health Determinants and inequality +352 430 128 225
Jostein Dragset* Norway Animal Health and Welfare +32 2 299 5462
Magne Mo Norway Animal Health and Welfare +32 2 298 0251
Halvard Kvamsdal* Norway Food Information and Composition, Food Waste  +32 2 295 1418
DG HUMANITARIAN AID & CIVIL PROTECTION (ECHO)
 VACANT Norway Knowledge Network and Evidence‐Based Policy  
DG DEFENCE INDUSTRY AND SPACE (DEFIS)
VACANT* Norway Galileo and Egnos - Applications, Security, International Cooperation  
VACANT* Norway Galileo and Egnos - Service Provision and Exploitation
Ola Nordbeck* Norway Earth Observation +32 2 298 5307
DG MIGRATION & HOME AFFAIRS (home)
Ann Kristin Hahnsson* Norway Asylum +32 2 299 60 46
DG MOBILITY & TRANSPORT (MOVE)
Astrid Nordahl* Norway Aviation Policy  +32 2 297 5575
DG NEIGHBOURHOOD & ENLARGEMENT NEGOTIATIONS (NEAR)
Stine Andresen* Norway Western Balkans Investment Framework +32 2 295 5523
DG REGIONAL & URBAN POLICY (REGIO)
Astrid Solhaug* Norway Administrative Capacity Building, European Solidarity Fund and EEA/Norway Grants +32 2 299 38 62
Timothy Szlachetko* Norway   +32 2 299 79 51
DG RESEARCH & INNOVATION (RTD)
Erik Yssen Norway Horizon Strategic Planning and Programming +32 2 299 58 64

National experts seconded to other European institutions and agencies

NAME: COUNTRY:   PHONE:
EUROPEAN DEFENCE AGENCY (EDA)
Shahzad Ali * Norway CapTech CBRN & HF +32 2 504 2865
EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY (EEA)
Mari Erlandsen * Norway CAS1 - Networks and Partnerships  
EUROPEAN EXTERNAL ACTION SERVICE (EEAS)
Nicolay Paus* Norway Electoral Observation and Democracy +32 2 584 1135
Hanne Kristoffersen* Norway Human Rights Strategy and Policy Implementation +32 2 584 4918
Paal Ivar Mørkved Aavatsmark* Norway Regional Affairs - India, Bangladesh, Nepal & Bhutan +32 2 584 4109
EUROPEAN AGENCY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF OPERATIONAL COOPERATION AT EXTERNAL BORDERS (FRONTEX)
VACANT* Norway Sea Border Sector
Michaela Raymond* Norway Operations Division +48 222059500
EUROPEAN ASYLUM SUPPORT OFFICE (EASO)
Peter Akre* Norway Situational Awareness Unit +356 22487500
 

 

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