The General Conference possesses full power to take formal decisions for the fulfillment of the Aims and approves the budget and regulations of the Associations. It is comprised of one delegate from each Full Member country and it elects the President, the Board, the SID and IDT coordinators, meeting every year in January. The General Conference also admits new Members of the Association.
The Board implements the Association’s policy and decisions approved by the General Conference, initiates activities supporting the Association’s policy in general and provides strategic direction to the Association. The Board is composed of five members. It is composed of the President and four members. The board elects from the four members on as Secretary and one as Treasurer.
- President The president is elected by the Members to convene and chair the board meeting. The President represents the Association at the international level.
- Secretary The Secretary is responsible at the higher directive level for the international administration of the Association, and acts as the active conduit for communication and custodian of the proceedings of the Association.
- Treasurer The Treasurer is responsible for the finances of the Association.
The National Committee represent the Member countries and are composed of persons representing academic, industrial and student interests. National Committees are responsible for administration of the IAESTE exchange programme.
The Local Committee represents the national committee throughout the country. Usually they are located at universities and are run by volunteers.
The Support Team (ST) is a team of people working for IAESTE on an international level with the target to implement (under the supervision of the Board) the strategic direction provided by the General Conference. This includes carrying out the day-to-day business, fostering knowledge sharing between members of the association and creating fundraising opportunities for IAESTE A.s.b.l. Besides these general task all team members have their own area of responsibility, where they focus on developing new concepts for the further development of our association.
SID: Strategic IAESTE Development
The Strategic IAESTE Development Team is responsible for moderating the active dialogue between the member countries about the development of the strategic direction of your association. This includes to conduct the Seminar of Strategic IAESTE development once per year and organize the follow-up to ensure that the upcoming ideas for improvement are presented to the General Conference.
IDT: Intraweb Development Team
The IAESTE IntraWeb Development Team, IDT, is performing IT services for IAESTE.
The function of the Ombudsman is to be an impartial mediator between a student or group of students who feel they have been disadvantaged by a person or Organization representing IAESTE.