EEA Management Board
Regulation (EC) No 401/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the European Environment Agency and the European Environment Information and Observation Network
Who is on the Board and how are the members appointed?
The Board consists of representatives of the 33 member countries, two representatives of the European Commission and two representatives designated by the European Parliament. Each member of the Management Board may be represented by an alternate member.
The Board members from the EU Member States, the Commission and those designated by the Parliament have voting rights.
The Board members and their alternates are officially appointed by the countries through their permanent representation in Brussels. The Board members are high-level servants of the ministries responsible for the field of environment. They have both advisory and management functions on the policy side, as well as involvement in national activities on the collection of environmental information in their home country. Most of the current MB members hold a post at the Director General or deputy Director General level.
The Chairperson and the four vice-chairpersons of the Board are elected from amongst its members for a term of three years.
How is the Bureau composed?
The Chairperson, the four vice-chairpersons, one Commission representative and one of the members designated by the European Parliament constitute the Bureau of the Agency. The Bureau is entitled to take executive decisions, necessary for the effective operation of the Agency, in between meetings of the Management Board.
The decisions taken by the Bureau, in consultation with the Executive Director and the Chairperson of the scientific committee, are either delegated on a permanent basis, and hence listed in the rules of procedure of the Management Board and the Bureau, or are explicitly delegated by the Management Board of the Agency.