Organization

The association is made up of Regular Members, Members by Correspondence, Honorary Members and Corporate Members and Personal Members.

The association is directed by a Board of Directors, made up of at most 12 Regular Members of the General Assembly, each elected for three years by the General Assembly.

No more than 2 persons from the same country can be members of the Board at the same time. One third of the Board members are elected every year by the General Assembly. The Board elects once a year by secret ballot the following officers among its members: a President, if need be, up to 3 Vice-Presidents, a Secretary and, if need be, a Deputy Secretary, a Treasurer and, if need be, a Deputy Treasurer.

The Board is empowered to run and administer the association, subject to the powers of the General Assembly. A General Assembly convenes once at the Annual Congress. The rules and guidelines to which the association is subject to are listed within statutes and the internal rules.

EUNIS currently has a number of different functions with a large list of activities. The following is a list of the key functions and related activities that the Board and its members are involved in:

  1. Board operations, management & administration:
  • setting a strategic direction for the organization
  • meeting organization and agendas (Board, General Assembly)
  • decision making on key strategic and operational issues
  • reviews and updates to the statutes and internal rules
  1. Membership:
  • membership registration and data accuracy
  • database management
  • member acquisition and follow up
  • corporate member acquisition
  1. Finance:
  • revenue generation and management
  • expenses management
  • financial reporting
  • assuring internal and external audit control
  1. Communication and marketing:
  • development and updating of the EUNIS marketing and communication plan
  • strategy and guidelines
  • harmonising EUNIS identity
  • coordinating communication activities
  • creating marketing materials for all EUNIS events
  • coordinating communication activities of the Task Forces
  1. Event Management:
  • developing the events plan/schedule
  • liaison with event organizers, partner organizations and sponsors
  • support for event organizers
  1. External Liaison:
  • liaison with other organizations (eg. euroCRIS, EDUCAUSE, ECCA)
  • developing relationship and organizing joint events with other like-minded organizations
  • maintaining and developing contacts for existing and future corporate members
  • developing relationships and working with the European Commission
  1. Task Forces management
  • there is a separate set of guidelines for task force generation, management and activities here.