The General Assembly is the decision-making body of EPR. Its main task is to set the EPR strategic, financial and organisational framework. It is formed by full members’ Chief Executives/Directors with voting rights. Associate members are invited to take part in meetings as observers and participants. The General Assembly meets at least twice per year to discuss and approve EPR policies and activities, as well as discuss issues of common interest. It also gives Directors the opportunity to reflect on strategic issues affecting the sector.
The Board is the representative body of EPR. It is composed of up to 8 Chief Executives/Directors of the full member organisations. The members of the Board (including the function of president and vice-president) are nominated by the General Assembly for a renewable period of two years. 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. The Board meets several times per year to discuss and approve EPR policies and activities.
Centre coordinators of all members are the direct link between EPR and its member organisations. Their main role is to disseminate throughout their organisation information related to EPR and implement decisions taken by the General Assembly. Usually EPR Centre Coordinators meet twice a year. These meetings also provide the occasion for sharing and learning about good practice from in and outside the network, discussing policy developments, developing joint projects and general networking.
The EPR secretariat is 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. All together, the members of the EPR secretariat speak most major European languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Norwegian and Dutch.
EPR is a democratically governed organisation with its own independent management structures and statutes. The platform is registered under Belgian law as a not-for-profit association (ASBL, Reg. no. 864922670).