This week (IV) Euroregion: Euroregion Baltic (structure)

The Baltic Euroregion (ERB)is composed of the following organs:

  • Executive Board
  • President
  • Youth Board

and administrative units:

  • International Permanent Secretariat (IPS)
  • Regional Secretariats

The Executive Board is the highest decision-making body. It consists of up to two representatives of the highest possible political rank and one permanent deputy nominated by each member organisation and the Chairperson of the Youth Board. The Board members’ terms in office commence on the day they are appointed, and expire when they are called off.

The President chairs the Board and is thehighest-ranking representative. The President chairs meetings of the Board. When the President cannot attend, meetings are chaired by the Vice-President. The President’s term is for one year and a representative of each Party of the Agreement subsequently holds the position. The President and Vice-President submit to the Board the biennial action plan of the ERB cooperation. The President submits the annual report of the ERB cooperation not later than March 31 of the following year.

The Youth Board (Youth Board) consists of one representative from each of the ERB member organisations. A member of the Youth Board must be between 16 and 25 years old. Each ERB member organisation appoints one representative to the Youth Board. The election procedure is decided upon by each member organisation. The Youth Board elects Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson among its members. The term of the Youth Board Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson is for one year and a representative of each Party of the Agreement subsequently holds the position. 5. The Youth Board decisions are based on consensus with the presence of more than 50% of the Youth Board members.

The ERB member organisations establish ERB International Permanent Secretariat (IPS) to coordinate the ERB cooperation. IPS will act under the direction of the President and in line with decisions by the Board.

Each member organisation established a Regional Secretariat dealing with all issues related to the ERB cooperation. These Regional Secretariats act as a liaison between the IPS and ERB member organisations. All the personnel involved in the implementation of the ERB cooperation, including the staff of the IPS and Regional Secretariats share the responsibility for the successful execution of the tasks resulting from the day-to-day management of the ERB work, implementation of the biennial action plan and realisation of other assignments delegated by the President and Board.

Download the Baltic Euroregion statute here.