Rights and Obligations

The Executive Board (EB) consists of a maximum of twelve persons representing members’ organisations. Members of the EB are elected, for a three-year renewable mandate, by all members on a rolling basis.

 

Executive Board members will not normally serve for more than two consecutive three-year terms.

The EB meets at least 3 times a year, which may be by means of a conference call. All fees and financial activities will be administered by the EB.

 

The EB is responsible for:

  • Nominating, for subsequent election at the Annual Meeting, a Chairperson out of the group of elected EB members
  • Maintaining a register of members’ organisations and the list of EB members
  • Producing and, after decision at the annual meeting, implementing and working with the action plan and preparing corresponding proposals
  • Informing all members after meetings by circulating the minutes
  • Requesting decisions by email from all members (if appropriate)
  • Ensuring the implementation of all (lobby) activities.

 

All members have the right to submit requests and agenda items for discussion at a meeting of the EB.

 

The Annual Meeting of all members will decide by simple majority on:

  • all governance issues related to EHN
  • approval of the budget
  • the membership fee
  • the action plan and other activities
  • Elect Board members by members present at the Annual Meeting

 

The Chairperson is chosen out of the Board members. He/She will not normally serve for more than two consecutive three-year terms.

 

The Annual Meeting of all members will decide by 2/3 majority of attendees or members represented:

  • Amendments to the articles of the Association
  • New members/Members exclusion

 

 

 

 

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