The members of the External Advisory Board are appointed by the heads of institution of the partner universities and recruited from three spheres that are relevant to the Programme: business, government and academia. Some of the members come from associate partners of the Consortium. Their function is each academic year, on the basis of information given to them by the Joint Studies Board (exam results, success rates, content of the curriculum, results of the student questionnaire, etc.), to advise the academic authorities of the partner universities on issues of academic relevance and excellence, and to suggest possible changes in the curriculum in the light of new developments in the globalisation process.
The current composition (2012) of the External Advisory Board is the following:
Prof. Paul De Grauwe, European Institute of the London School of Economics,
Dr Philippe De Lombaerde, Associate Director of UNU-CRIS, the United Nations University – Comparative Regional Integration Studies (Belgium),
Mr Christian Hocepied, Principal Expert at the European Commission, Directorate-General Competition, Unit C-2 (EC, Belgium),
Mrs Marie Konečna, partner at KPMG Czech Republic, Ltd (Czech Republic),
Prof. Hiromasa Kubo, Jean Monnet Chair at the EU Institute of Japan, Kansai (Japan),
- Prof. Sebastian Oberthür, Director of the Institute for European Studies (Belgium),
Mrs Véronique Sauvat, Researcher at the Agence Française de Développement (France),
Prof. Mario Telo, Scientific Coordinator of the EMJD GEM PhD School (Belgium),
Mr David Tyrrall, Head of the International Accounting Standards Committee (UK Government Department of Business, Innovation and Skills),
Prof. Frank Vandenbroucke (University of Leuven), ex-Minister of Social Affairs of the Federal Government of Belgium, ex-Vice Prime Minister of the Flemish Regional Government (Belgium),
Prof. Luolin Wang, Advisor and Former Executive President of the Chinese Academy of Social Science (P.R. China),
Prof. Ian Wooton, University of Strathclyde (UK),
Dr Miroslav Kollar, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the IMF, representative of the alumni.