The Representative Board is our governing body. It is responsible for strategic decision-making relating to our operations, including approving multi-annual and annual work programmes and budgets, thematic work areas and projects. The member countries’ ministries of education appoint the Representative Board members.

The Representative Board elects the Management Board from its members on a rotating basis. The Management Board ensures that plans and decisions are implemented efficiently and effectively.

Both the Representative Board and the Management Board are headed by the Agency Chair.

The Agency Staff, under the direction of the Agency Director, carry out the day-to-day management and co-ordination of our work.

At the operational level, the national ministry representatives develop and maintain national networks and co-ordinate the flow of information to and from member countries.

The Agency’s organisational structure diagram below shows how the Representative Board, Management Board, Agency staff and country networks relate to each other.

Organisational flowchart to show the Agency's structure. The hierarchy starts with the Representative Board, Management Board, Director and Co-ordination Team. These boxes are connected to Strategic Activity Oversight, Analysis, Data and Research; Policy, European and International Relations; and HR, Finance and Information Dissemination. These boxes are interconnected with one another. They are also connected with the final box at the bottom of the chart, which represents National Networks.

The Agency’s organisational structure


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