EPR is a democratically governed organisation with its own independent management structures and Statute. The platform is registered under Belgian law as a not-for-profit association (ASBL, Reg. no. 864922670), and its secretariat is based in Brussels.
The General Assembly is the decision-making body of EPR. Its main task is to set the strategic, financial and organisational framework of EPR. The General Assembly consists of the Chief Executives/Directors of the full members. The associate members are invited to participate in the meetings of the General Assembly as observers. The General Assembly meets at least twice per year to discuss and approve EPR policies and activities. Once a year Directors participate at the Workshop for Director to reflect on strategic issues affecting the sector.
The Board is the representative body of EPR. It is composed of maximally 8 persons that represent their organisation in the General Assembly. The members of the Board (including the function of president and vice-president) are nominated by the General Assembly for a period of two years which is renewable, and these positions cannot be delegated. All members of the General Assembly are entitled to attend the meetings of the Board as observers. Its main task is to supervise all EPR activities and to execute the decisions of the General Assembly.
Centre coordinators of full and associate EPR members represent the direct link between EPR and its member organisations. Their main role is to disseminate EPR information throughout their organisation and implement decisions taken by the General Assembly. Usually EPR Centre coordinators meet twice a year and hold additional bilateral meetings in the margins of other EPR activities they attend.
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The EPR secretariat is the main unit responsible for the development and implementation of the network’s activities. Based in Brussels, the secretariat acts as the interface with EPR member organisations and with external stakeholders.
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On 2 December 2014, the EPR General Assembly approved a strategic plan for 2015-2017. This three-year plan sets out the key directions and objectives of the EPR for 2015-2017 and reflects the main strategic pathways of the EPR and a comprehensive summary is available here.