Structural Organization of FEBS
FEBS is registered as a charity (registered charity number 1149638) and is a company limited by guarantee (registered company number 08239097). The governance of FEBS is set out in its Memorandum and Articles of Association, and points of reference for its committees and working are listed in the FEBS Bylaws (see Related Documents on the right of this page).
FEBS is governed by a Council consisting of one delegate from each of its Member Societies, and also the members of the FEBS Executive Committee. Each Member Society delegate and Executive Committee member have one vote each. FEBS currently has 38 Constituent Societies; 35 are Member Societies who have paid full subscriptions, and 3 are Associate Member Societies who do not pay subscriptions. Associate Member Societies can send an observer to Council but they cannot vote. The full list of FEBS Constituent Societies can be seen here.
FEBS Council meets once a year at the annual FEBS Congress. It elects the members of the FEBS Executive Committee, as well as other FEBS Committee and Working Group members, for fixed terms.
FEBS Executive Committee
Subject to the Council, the administration of the Federation is vested in the FEBS Executive Committee (the 'FEBS Officers'). They are empowered to act on behalf of the Council and to enter into contracts in the period between meetings of the Council. The Executive Committee consists of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson, the FEBS Secretary General, the FEBS Treasurer, the FEBS Congress Counsellor, and the FEBS Committee and Working Group Chairs. FEBS Officers are the FEBS charity Trustees and company Directors.
Current members of the FEBS Executive Committee are listed here.
Other Committees and Working Groups
Specific areas of FEBS work are delegated to Committees and Working Groups, as set out in the FEBS governing documents (see Related Documents on right of this page). Current FEBS Committees and Working Groups and their members are listed here. Chairpersons of these groups are members of the FEBS Executive Committee.