The management of the ERD Project is executed by the Project Director, Ingo Linsenmann, who has the overall responsibility for the running of the contract as well as for all contacts with the European Commission. In particular, he shall ensure the provision of high-quality services and management throughout the project and will act as the central point of contact for assignment. The day-to-day management is handled by Project Manager Claudio Mazzetti. In addition, the coordination of the ERD Team is supported by Dr. Mei Lan Goei, Academic Administrator, whereas the website and communication activities are in the hands of Francesco Barbieri, under the supervision of Valerio Pappalardo. Secretarial support for the team leader, Prof. Giorgia Giovannetti, is provided by Ms. Sarah St. John.