Vorstand (Executive Board)

The Vorstand (Executive Board) is the Verein’s executive body under the authority of the Members’ Assembly. The Vorstand comprises the director and the two assistant-directors, with a two-year term that can be renewed for two years, or even for an additional fifth year. Members of the Executive Board are appointed by the MEAE and/or the BMBF upon proposal by the Members’ Assembly and after the Scientific Council has interviewed and ranked candidates. Executive Board members are employees of their respective funding bodies. The Scientific Council and the Members’ Assembly are committed to implementing a flexible rotating “French” and “German” administration, although the candidate’s intrinsic value in relation to the function shall takes precedence over the rotation principle.