The FSFE Team

These people are working for and with the FSFE on a regular basis, so they have been given permanent responsibilities and authorities for certain areas. Some of them are members of the association, some are not.


The Council is responsible for larger budgeting questions, implementation of strategic guidelines, and rights of the national associations.

  • Matthias KirschnerMatthias KirschnerPresident, Coordinator Legal TeamFull-time employee

  • Heiki LõhmusHeiki LõhmusVice President, Coordinator Translations

  • Patrick OhneweinPatrick OhneweinFinancial Officer, Deputy Coordinator Italy

General Assembly

The General Assembly consists of the FSFE's legal body's members. It is responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, agenda-setting, exonerating, as well as the electing and recalling of the Executive Council and Financial Officer.

European Core Team

Here you can find people working on day to day tasks of the organisation on a voluntary or paid basis around core issues: Country team coordinators and their deputies, staff, coordinators of special teams, or system administrators. Not included are a huge number of altering volunteers from our working team, contributors to our campaigns, or to specific topics.

  • Gian-Maria DaffréGian-Maria DaffréDeputy Coordinator Switzerland, Coordinator Zurich

  • Erik Da SilvaErik Da SilvaDeputy Coordinator France

  • Francesca IndoratoFrancesca IndoratoOfficePart-time employee

  • Gabriel Ku Wei BinGabriel Ku Wei BinProject ManagerFull-time employee

  • Galia ManchevaGalia ManchevaProject ManagerFull-time employee

  • Marcus Maria MöllerMarcus Maria MöllerCoordinator Switzerland, Deputy Coordinator Zurich

  • André OckersAndré OckersDeputy Coordinator Translations (Dutch), Deputy Coordinator Netherlands

  • Nico RikkenNico RikkenCoordinator Netherlands

  • Hugo RoyHugo RoyCoordinator France, Coordinator Paris

  • Alexander SanderAlexander SanderPolicy AnalystFull-time employee

  • Christian WiderströmChristian WiderströmCoordinator Austria


Our interns are working on various topics inside FSFE's teams: Supporting ongoing projects and campaigns, coordinating volunteers and communicating with the community, public administrations and other organisations.

  • Lucas LasotaLucas LasotaIntern

  • Bonnie MehringBonnie MehringIntern

Local Teams

Are you looking for a local contact to get active, or just to learn more about Free Software and the FSFE? In more and more European cities, local FSFE groups form to make a difference. To see if there is already a group in your area, please visit our local team page.