The Governing Board (previously known as the Administrative Board) of the Foundation represents the social partners and national administrations of the 27 Member States as well as the European Commission. The Board administers the Foundation with the assistance of the Director who is responsible for implementing its decisions.
It meets at least once a year to debate and adopt the work programme and annual Budget. A sub-set of Board members, known as the Bureau, meets more regularly to facilitate the work of the Board. The tripartite groups are also represented in the Advisory Committees who are responsible for evaluating programme implementation and project content. You will find documents, agendas and minutes of the meetings of the Governing Board and Bureau on this page.
The Bureau is empowered to take urgent decisions to enable the Foundation to function effectively between meetings of the Governing Board. The Bureau operates on the basis of a delegated mandate from the Governing Board which must ratify its decisions later.
The last meeting of the Governing Board was held on 26 October 2012 in Dublin.