Structure of European Association for Body Psychotherapy
The EABP General Assembly is held every year. In one year it is held to coincide with the biennial congress. Reports from all active groups are presented and voted on, elections are held and members are given a chance to ask questions and provide feedback.
In alternative years an online voting system is used to present and vote on the financial reports and the next year’s budget.
The President, the General Secretary and the Treasurer of EABP are elected for two four-year terms at the General Assembly. They are responsible for carrying out the decisions of the Board of Directors and for the day-to-day running of the Association. They supervise the day-to-day work of the Secretariat.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is elected every two years. It consists of at least five members and also includes a representative from the COUNCIL of National Organisations and Committees and one from the FORUM of EABP Training Institutes and Professional Organisations. The Chairperson of the Ethics Committee is a non-voting member on the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the general policy and direction of the Association and for defining a strategy in accordance with this.
Committees are created either by the General Assembly – Ethics (EC), Science and Research (SRC), Training Standards (TSC) and International Membership (IMC), or the Board – Congress Planning (CPC), Continuing Congress Content (CCCC), Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Public Relations (PRC), Publications (PubC), and Think-Tank (ThT).
There are also workgroups with a limited time frame and objective.
Decisions are minuted and confirmed by the full Board at the following board meeting.
The Administrative Team
The professional administrative team of the EABP consists of three members who are independent from the EABP.
- The Office Manager supervises the financial and membership administration of the Association.
- The Secretariat is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day running of the association.
- The FORUM Secretariat is responsible for the administration of the FORUM and the organization of the meetings.
The General Assembly also elects two independent auditors who are responsible for checking the financial reports.