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Ambassadors (National Contact Points)

Country Name Organization
Albania Albania Edlira N. Martiri University of Tirana
Austria Austria Andreas Uhl University of Salzburg
Belgium Belgium Els Kindt K.U. Leuven
Croatia Croatia Miroslav Bača University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics
Cyprus Cyprus Andreas Lanitis Cyprus University of Technology
Czech Republic Czech Republic Martin Drahanský Touchless Biometric Systems
Denmark Denmark Jakob Glynstrup Danish National ID Centre (NIDC)
Germany Germany Christoph Busch TTT Biometrics Working Group
Hungary Hungary Csaba Benedek Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI)
Italy Italy Alessandro Alessandoni Digit PA
Luxembourg Luxembourg Andreas Braun PricewaterhouseCoopers
Netherlands Netherlands Michiel van der Veen Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
Norway Norway Magnar Aukrust Norwegian Biometrics Forum
Poland Poland Wojciech Wodo Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Slovakia Slovakia Matus Kapusta Innovatrics
Slovenia Slovenia Vitomir Štruc University of Ljubljana
Spain Spain Raul Sanchez-Reillo Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Sweden Sweden Fernando Alonso-Fernandez Halmstad University
Switzerland Switzerland Sebastien Marcel IDIAP
United Kingdom United Kingdom Tony Mansfield Biometrics Working Group

Requirements and Duties for Ambassadors

A person interested in becoming an Ambassador has to have substantial experience in the field of biometrics.

The person will have to become an EAB member and then needs to inform the EAB secretariat that he/she wants to serve as Ambassador. If he/she is the first person requesting to become a national contact point and if his/her qualification is deemed sufficient by EAB through its Supervisory Board then he/she will be appointed by EAB through its Supervisory Board. If there are multiple candidates, then the most suitable person will be selected in an EAB board meeting.

An Ambassador has the following duties:
The main duty of the Ambassador is to support EAB, inform interested local biometric people about EAB activities and to report (via the EAB newsletter) about the activities/projects in the local country.