Managing Authority

The Managing Authority is responsible for the efficient management and implementation of the ESPON 2020 Operational Programme in accordance with the principle of sound financial management. 

Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure

Department of Spatial Planning and Development (DATER), Division for European Affairs

4, Place de l'Europe

L-2946 Luxembourg



Head of Managing Authority: Camille GIRA


Programme contact: Thiemo ESER | European and International Affairs

(Tel: +352 247-86934; e-mail:


Contact and support:

Sara FERRARA | Senior Expert / Management Support and Coordination - GIE LERAS

(Tel: +352 247-86963; e-mail:

Eva SZARAZI | Financial and Communication Officer - GIE LERAS

(Tel: +352 247-86964; e-mail:

Jozsef SZARKA | Senior Expert / Financial Management and Control - GIE LERAS

(Tel: +352 247-86962; e-mail:


The GIE LERAS supports the secretarial function of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure as Managing Authority of the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme.