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Ambassadors (National Contact Points)

Country Name Organization
Albania Albania Edlira Martiri University of Tirana
Armenia Armenia
Austria Austria Andreas Uhl University of Salzburg
Azerbijan Azerbijan
Belarus Belarus
Belgium Belgium Els Kindt K.U. Leuven
Bosnia Herzegovina Bosnia Herzegovina
Bulgaria Bulgaria
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 TU Brno
Denmark Denmark Jakob Glynstrup Danish National ID Centre (NIDC)
Estonia Estonia Deivis Treier University of Tartu
Finland Finland Kristian Honkanen Gemalto
France France Sébastién Brangoulo MORPHO (Safran Group)
Georgia Georgia
Germany Germany Christoph Busch TTT Biometrics Working Group
Greece Greece Dimitrios Tzovaras Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI)
Hungary Hungary Csaba Benedek Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI)
Iceland Iceland Þorvarður Kári Ólafsson Þjóðskrá Íslands
Ireland Ireland Michael Peirce Daon
Italy Italy Alessandro Alessandoni Digit PA
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Kosovo Kosovo
Latvia Latvia Dmitrijs Abalenkovs
Lithuania Lithuania
Luxembourg Luxembourg
Macedonia Macedonia
Malta Malta Reuben Farrugia University of Malta
Moldova Moldova
Montenegro Montenegro
Netherlands Netherlands Michiel van der Veen Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
Norway Norway Magnar Aukrust Norwegian Biometrics Forum
Poland Poland Adrian Kapczynski Silesian University of Technology (POLSL)
Portugal Portugal Miguel Leitmann vision-box
Romania Romania Alexandru Nicolin Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH)
Russia Russia Andrei Zudenkov Gs1ru
Serbia Serbia Miroslav Minovic Laboratory for Multimedia Communications
Slovakia Slovakia
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
Turkey Turkey Çağatay Karabat iSirius Bilgi Teknolojileri A.Ş
Ukraine Ukraine Dmitry Shevtsov JSC KP VTI
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.

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