Governance

Governance structure

Member Organisations Member Organisations & International Non GovernmentalYouth Organisations National Youth Councils

Member Organisations

International Non Governmental Youth Organisations

National Youth Councils

WHO?

101 Member organisations: either National Youth Councils or International Non Governmental Youth Organisations, representing millions of young people and 39 European countries.

There are three types of membership status: Full, Candidate and Observer members.

WHAT DO THEY DO?

Member organisations are the democratic basis of the European Youth Forum. They have the highest decision-making powers and have, among others, the following functions: adopting the policy guidelines of the Forum including the Work Plan and Strategic Priorities, accepting new members, adopting Statutes and Rules of Procedure, adopting the budget, electing the Board and other elected positions.

WHEN DO THEY MEET?

Member organisations meet at least twice a year for the Council of Members. Every two years, they meet for the General Assembly, where they elect the Board, adopt the Work Plan and the Strategic Priorities.

Member organisations also interact outside these statutory meetings via ad hoc networks and expert groups.

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CBMA CBMA Consultative Bodyon MembershipApplications

CBMA

Consultative Body on Membership Applications

WHO?

Four representatives from the member organisations appointed by the General Assembly. Two are from National Youth Councils and two are from International Non Governmental Youth Organisations. They are appointed for two years.

WHAT DO THEY DO?

They review the complete applications of potential member organisations. They address a motivated report to the Board. They also review the membership status of current member organisations.

WHEN DO THEY MEET?

They formally meet, on average, twice a year, ahead of statutory meetings such as the Council of Members or the General Assembly.

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Board Board

Board

WHO?

The Board is composed of: one President, two Vice-Presidents and eight other Board members.

Half of the Board members should come from a National Youth Council, while the other half should come form an International Non Governmental Youth Organisation. The same goes for the two Vice-Presidents.

They are elected by the General Assembly for a two-year mandate. They can be re-elected only once.

WHAT DO THEY DO?

The Board defines the overall strategy of the Forum in accordance with the guidelines given by the member organisations at the General Assembly or the Council of Members. They oversee the implementation of the Work Plan.

The Board is responsible for finances and budgetary matters. They prepare the statutory meetings.

The Board ensures the external representation of the Forum. They are the main contact with and between the member organisations.

WHEN DO THEY MEET?

The Board meets on average six times a year.

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FCC FCC Financial ControlCommission

FCC

Financial Control Commission

WHO?

Four representatives from the member organisations elected by the General Assembly. Two are from National Youth Councils and two are from International Non Governmental Youth Organisations. They are elected for two years.

They also meet with the Board member responsible for finances, the Secretary-General and the Administrative and Financial Director.

WHAT DO THEY DO?

They are responsible for the internal audit of the finances of the Forum. They report to the Board, the Council of Members and the General Assembly.

WHEN DO THEY MEET?

They meet at least twice a year.

Member organisations also interact outside these statutory meetings via ad hoc networks and expert groups.

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Secretariat Secretariat

Secretariat

WHO?

The Secretariat is the permanent structure of the Forum. It is composed of employees under the supervision of the Secretary-General.

The Secretary-General is accountable for the Secretariat to the Board and the General Assembly.

WHAT DO THEY DO?

The Secretariat ensures the implementation of the decisions of the Board, based on the guidelines of the member organisations via the General Assembly and the Council of Members.

WHEN DO THEY MEET?

The Secretariat is permanently based in Brussels and is open on every working day.

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For more information about the governance of the European Youth Forum see here.

Member Organisations

International Non Governmental Youth Organisations

National Youth Council

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The European Commission
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