Strategy, Public Affairs & Governance Steering Group (SSPG)
The Strategy, Public Affairs & Governance Steering Group (SSPG) is the administrative portal for decision-making in the Board on topics relating to strategy, lobbying and administrative issues. This involves matters such as autonomy, transparency, international strategy and negotiation processes.
Joint projects include the development and adoption of codes of conduct, negotiations for open access, quality agreements, international positioning and participation in decision-making. The SSPG meets five times per year.
Ir. Jan Mengelers is the president and Dr. Koen Becking is the vice president of the steering group. Its secretary from the VSNU is Rianne Kouwenaar.