The ECPR's Executive Committee (EC) is a Board of twelve Trustees drawn from ECPR Full-Member institutions elected by the ECPR’s Council every three years to serve a six-year term. The Chair is elected from within the EC at the first meeting of the new Executive Committee and serves a three year term. The current Chair is Rudy Andeweg.
The Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Consortium as well as the formulation of long-term strategic development. To make this task more manageable, each member is given a portfolio for their three-year term. Most portfolios have a sub-committee chaired by the relevant EC member, on which sits at least one other EC member and a counterpart from Central Services. The Executive Committee meets at least twice a year, at the Joint Sessions of Workshops in spring, and at the General Conference in early autumn.
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