- History, Mission and Achievements
- Members and Observers
- National Coordinators & National Representatives
- General Assembly
The General Assembly
The General Assembly is the the highest authority within the IMPEL Association. The General Assembly determines the policy of the association and decides on the budget and the working programmes. The Assembly is also the body which approves project proposals and final project reports.
The General Assembly meets at least once a year. General Assembly meetings are hosted by the country holding the Presidency of the European Union. A meeting of the General Assembly is co-chaired by the National IMPEL Coordinator or the National IMPEL Representative of the country where the meeting is hosted and the Chair of the Board.
The General Assembly strives to take decisions on the basis of consensus. Otherwise, decisions are taken by a simple majority vote, except in particular cases provided for in the Statute.
The Members in one country have one vote, exercised by their National IMPEL Coordinator or their National IMPEL Representative. Observers attend the General Assembly with a consultative voice. Representatives of Members can attend and speak at the meetings of the General Assembly in consultation with their IMPEL National Coordinator or their National IMPEL Representative.
Meeting of the General Assemby in Stockholm, December 2009