The Second General Committee examines economic and environmental security threats, as well as exploring opportunities for co-operation within these and related fields.

Nilza SenaNilza de Sena (Portugal) was elected Chair of the General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment at the 2016 Annual Session in Tbilisi, after serving three years as Vice-Chair. She was re-elected to the position at the 2017 Annual Session in Minsk. 

A Member of the Portuguese Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly since 2011, de Sena is also a founder and member of the board of the Portuguese Platform for Sustainable Development and Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Science and Culture.

She is Vice-President of the Social Democratic Party and a Professor at the Technical University of Lisbon.

Artur GerasymovArtur Gerasymov (Ukraine) was elected Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment at the 25th Annual Session in Tbilisi, and was re-elected to the position at the 26th Annual Session in Minsk. Head of the Ukrainian Delegation to the OSCE PA, Gerasymov has a background in the private sector, serving as Deputy Director, Director and General Director of Ukrainian Marketing Group.

In 2014, he was elected to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Parliament), where he serves as a member of the Committee on National Security and Defence, Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Military-Industrial and Military-Technical Co-operation of the Verkhovna Rada Committee for Security and Defense Affairs.

KatsaravaSofio Katsarava (Georgia) was elected to the position of Rapporteur for the General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology, and Environment at the 2017 Annual Session in Minsk.

Elected to her national parliament in 2016, she serves on the Committee on European Integration and serves as Chairperson of the Foreign Relations Committee. She is Head of the Georgian Delegation to the OSCE PA and is also a member of parliamentary delegations to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

She is a member of Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia. Having previously served 11 years at the British Embassy in Tbilisi, she became a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire with an ordination by Queen Elizabeth II for her involvement in strengthening relations between Georgia and the United Kingdom in the education sector.