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Chair of KNOCA

Graham Smith

Graham Smith is Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster and Chair of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development.

Secretariat of KNOCA

Bjørn Bedsted

Bjørn Bedsted has an MA in Social Anthropology. He is Acting Director of The Danish Board of Technolgy and has led numerous technology assessment and public engagement projects in various technology and policy fields. He is an expert in citizen participation and responsible research and innovation.

Frederik Langkjær

Frederik Langkjær has an MSc in Political Science, and is Project Manager at the The Danish Board of Technolgy. He is specialized in deliberative democracy and experienced with civil society engagement, governance, strategic communication, and research. 


Lise Deshautel

Lise Deshautel is a consultant on climate policies and citizen participation. She has previously served as an advisor to the French Climate Assembly’s governing committee and has spearheaded numerous legislative and political campaigns related to ecological transition in the EU and France. A graduate of Science Po Lyon with a master’s degree in political science and European affairs, she is currently based in Paris.

Erica Hope

Erica Hope is the Director for Climate Planning and Laws at the European Climate Foundation, and the initiator of KNOCA. She has an MA in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford and has worked on various aspects of climate policy since 2005.

Charlotte Billingham

Charlotte Billingham is Senior Associate for Climate Planning and Laws at the European Climate Foundation, joining the organisation in June 2021, at the same time as KNOCA was being launched. She has worked extensively on inclusive Just Transition policies and citizen’s engagement as well as analysis of political and democratic processes in relation to climate issues, she graduated in European Studies and French from the University of Leeds.