The Network’s purpose and structure are explained in the OSCE Network Statutes. The Network’s Steering Committee and a Network Coordinator are elected for a two-year term.
The current version of "OSCE Network Statutes" was adopted by the OSCE Network's Steering Committee at a virtual meeting on 4 March 2021.
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The members of the 2022-2023 Steering Committee are Hylke Dijkstra, Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni, Nargis Kassenova, Barbara Kunz, Ida Manton, Alexandra Matas (as of November 2022), Philip McDonagh, Gaetano Pentassuglia, Giray Sadik, Andrei Zagorski, and Benno Zogg (until November 2022).
The new Steering Committee thus consists of ten members plus two Network Co-Coordinators.
The members of the 2020-2021 Steering Committee were Aigoul Abdoubaetova, Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala, Irina Chernykh, Barbara Kunz, Ida Manton, Amb Philip McDonagh, Amb Philip Remler, Sonja Stojanović Gajić, Stefan Wolff, Andrei Zagorski and Benno Zogg, plus the Network Coordinator. The 2018-2019 Steering Committee consisted of Irina Chernykh, Barbara Kunz, Marko Lehti, Amb Philip McDonagh, Amb Philip Remler, Sonja Stojanović Gajić, Stefan Wolff, Andrei Zagorski and Benno Zogg, plus the Network Coordinator. Jim Collins, Sonja Stojanović Gajić, Christian Nünlist, Andrei Zagorski and Wolfgang Zellner were members of the 2016-2017 Steering Committee.
Senior Fellow and director of the Program on Central Asia at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Harvard University) and Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Regional Studies of KIMEP University (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
Ambassador Philip McDonagh
Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at Dublin City University and Director of the Centre for Religion, Human Values, and International Relations
Head of Disarmament and Conflict Resolution Studies at the Primakov National Research Institute of Word Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The 2022-2023 Network Co-Coordinators are Cornelius Friesendorf (IFSH) and Stefan Wolff (University of Birmingham).
The 2020-2021 Network Coordinator was Cornelius Friesendorf. Friesendorf also served as Network Coordinator from February 2018 to February 2020. Christian Nünlist served as Co-Coordinator until March 2019. The Network had previously been coordinated by Wolfgang Zellner.
Professor of International Security, Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham, England, UK