Organisation & Committees
|Board and management coordinate the work of the committees like expert groups, working groups, safety commission, editorial board and the office. Please click the thumbnail picture on the right to enlarge the organisation flowchart. For detailed information click the related 'read more' button at the list of committees below.
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The Board of Directors includes 3 volunteer Executive Board members and 8 volunteer sector representatives on the General Board.
National Contact Persons
Although the ERCA office is located in Germany, its members and the Board of Directors come from many different parts of Europe. The official language of ERCA is English, however, German is spoken as a secondary language. ERCA currently provides documents for members in English and German only. ERCA has a network of national representatives (national contact persons) across many countries. Where English or German is not the national language our representatives will, if required, support members linguistically. If you have any questions regarding ERCA or if you would like to request a membership application form, please contact your national contact person or our office in Hannover directly. ERCA`s coordinator for national contact persons is Nick Moriarty.
The ERCA office is located in Hannover/ Germany. Business hours: MON - THU from 10 am until 2 pm.
ERCA Safety Commission
In 2001, the ERCA Board of Directors asked experienced members to set up a health and safety commission, in order to improve preventative health and safety measures for ropes courses. The current Health and Safety Commission consists of Meik Haselbach (coordinator), Dr Mario Kölblinger, Valentin Kern, Peter Oster and Frank Schweinheim.
ERCA Working Group: Adventure Parks
This working group is currently coordinated by the General Board's sector representative of Adventure Parks, Ulrike Mai.
ERCA Working Group: People with Disabilities in Ropes Courses
|Working Group Coordinator
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Read more: ERCA WG People with Disabilities in Ropes Courses
ERCA Working Group: Traditional Ropes Courses
The working group was founded during the members meeting 2012. The main goal of the group is to represent the interests from operators and instructors working in the field of traditional ropes courses and adventure education. Everybody is welcome to join the group.
Kirsten Kalberla (Phone: +49-228-91254920) and Annekatrin Vogler (Phone: +49-9741-913221)
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Documents (only available in German language):
ERCA Working Group: "T.E.A.M." - Trainer Expert Associated Members
Landline: +49-(0)6588 – 3298
Mobil: +49(0)171 – 52 66 488
ERCA Arbeitsgruppe: Temporary Ropes Courses
Henning Böhmer, Georg Schmitz