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Management & Boards

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President of ENVITER
Michel Mercier


1, rue Vauvenargues
13007 Marseille
06 81 22 57 50


Email:  president@enviter.eu
Phone: +33 4 91 39 68 18
Mobile Phone: +33 6 81 22 57 50
Coordinator of ENVITER
John Harris
Holywell Road
United Kingdom
Email:  coordinator@enviter.eu
Phone:+44 1352 720000
Mobile Phone:+44 7774 976827
Fax:+44 1352 720369

Role of the Board

ENVITER is managed by a Board of between four and eight members, elected by the ENVITER General Meeting and chosen from within active members of the Network.

Membership of the Board is decided every three years. It meets physically at least twice a year whilst also meeting by skype or similar on a regular basis.

Board Members elect the President, Vice-President and Officers of the Board.

Members of the Board are currently:

  • President: Michel Mercier (IRSAM, Marseille, France)
  • Vice-President: Elena Weber (Institute Rittmeyer, Triest, Italy) 
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Philippe Belseur (Mutualité Française Anjou-Mayenne, France)
  • Representative of the Eastern EU Countries: Agnes Somorjai (School for the Blind, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Board Member: Vera Rapagao (Fundação Raquel e Martin Sain, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Board Member: Alexandrina Kostova (National Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind, Bulgaria)
  • Board Member: Steven Scheffer (Royal Dutch Visio, Huizen, The Netherlands)
  • Board Member: Peter Verstraten (Robert Coppes Stichting, Vught, The Netherlands)