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Felipe MEDINA MARTÍN

EESC member – Employers' group

Felipe MEDINA MARTÍN

EESC member – Employers' group

Felipe Medina Martín is the Technical Secretary General at ASEDAS - Spanish FMCG Retailers and Wholesalers Association and Member of European Economic and Social Committee since 2015. Agricultural Engineer and PhD in Agri-Food Economics. Specialised in public affairs and food policies. More than 16 years of experience in associations of the agri-food. Representative of Eurocommerce (European trade association) in the European dairy market observatory and in various civil dialogue groups of the European Commission since 2013, representative of ASEDAS in the single market, lobby network and food chain groups of Eurocommerce, member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Agri-Food Economy - AEEA, member of the Advisory Committee of the Chair of Agricultural and Food Innovation of the University of Cordoba and member of the Advisory Committee of the Smart Agri Food Summit. His blog: www.unagronomoenelsuper.com

Peter SCHMIDT

President of the EESC NAT section – Workers' group

Peter SCHMIDT

Peter Schmidt is the President of the EESC NAT Section since 2020 and a member of the EESC since 2014 for Group II (Workers). From 2015 to March 2018, he was the President of the Permanent Study Group on Sustainable Food Systems and from 2018 to 2020 he was the President of the Sustainable Development Observatory. Peter Schmidt was also one of the three EESC members steering the work of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, a joint initiative by the EESC and the European Commission. His first occupation was cheesemaker. Later on, he has been a regional officer of the NGG trade union (Food and Catering Union, affiliated to the DGB) for 27 years, in charge of dairy industries and bakeries.

Lidija PAVIĆ-ROGOŠIĆ

EESC member - Diversity Europe's group

Lidija PAVIĆ-ROGOŠIĆ

Lidija Pavić-Rogošić is the Director of ODRAZ-Sustainable Community Development, a Croatian civil society organisation established in 2000. More than twenty years of experience in sustainable community projects and education for sustainable development. Architect by profession, also completed a post-graduate course Practice of Social Change at the Social Policy Department, London Metropolitan University. Lidija has been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee since July 2013. Ten years of experience at Croatian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning. Eight years of experience in international organisations (REC, USAID/AED) in the area of environmental protection and civil society development.  She was a member of Croatian Council for environmental protection and sustainable development and an adviser to the Ministry of Environment in preparing of Action plan for education for sustainable development. Active in CONCORD in the area of policy coherence for sustainable development.