Organization and Structure

Corporate body

Centro Melantone is an association founded by the law of the Italian State. The members of this association are founding shareholders and ordinary members that have the right to a regular financial contribution. Due to this, there are beneficiaries and honorary partners who offer financial support on a regular basis.

General Assembly

The General Assembly is held once a year, and is attended by the founding shareholders (Valdese Faculty and CELI) with three representatives, and ordinary and honorary shareholders (with one representative) with rights to vote.

The agenda of the General Assembly includes the financial year report of the Study Center. It nominates the Board of Directors and President.

Board of Directors

The Board is composed of four persons who are appointed for four years. The Board appoints its own internal President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Council Board manages the implementation and organization of the program and duties of the Center. The current Board Members are:

• Prof. Dr. Fulvio Ferrario, Valdese Faculty of Rome

• Prof. Dr. Daniele Garrone, Valdese Faculty of Rome

• Decano Heiner A. Bludau, Italian Lutheran Evangelical Church, Board President

• Pastor Friedemann Glaser, Italian Lutheran Evangelical Church

– Prof. Dr. Martin Wallraff, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, guest of the Scientific Committee (president)

President of the Board of Directors

The President of the Board of Directors legally represents the association before third parties and convokes the General Assembly and meetings with the Board of Directors.

Scientific Committee

The Board of Directors appoints as members of the Scientific Committee, celebrities representing the ecumenical and academic field. The Scientific Committee is a consultancy body of the Board of Directors and is composed of:

• Prof. Dr. Jörg Frey, University of Zurich

• Prof. Dr. Gury Schneider – Ludorff, Augustana Neuendettelsau University

• Prof. Dr. Jörg Lauster, Philipps – Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

• Prof. Dr. Antonio Loprieno, Rector of the University of Basilea

• Bishop Prof. Dr. Károly Fekete,  Reformed Church in Hungary

Dean of Studies

The Board of Directors assigns a Dean who will be qualified to organize the courses.

The Dean is usually a theologian assigned to this role by a member Church of the CEG. The current Dean is:

Pastor Tom Siller