The Central Council which is ELEC's managing body, brings together twice a year the presidents of national sections under the leadership of the International President. It adopts and circulates resolutions in ELEC's name. This is also the forum in which the programmes of ELEC's working commissions are debated and approved, and their work evaluated.
Honorary President: Daniel CARDON de LICHTBUER
President: Bernard SNOY
Vice-President: Rainer BODEN
Members "ex officio":
Ramon BUISAN (President of the section in Andorra)
Thomas COTTIER (President of the section in Switzerland)
Radu DEAC (President of the section in Romania)
Maciej DOBRZYNIECKI (President of the section in Poland)
Carles GASÒLIBA (President of the section in Spain)
Philippe JURGENSEN (President of the section in France)
Stefan KOREN (President of the section in Austria)
Illya LINGORSKI (President of the section in Bulgaria)
Piet MOERLAND (outgoing President of the section in the Netherlands)
Antonio MARTINS da CRUZ (President of the section in Portugal)
Freddy VAN den SPIEGEL (President of the section in Belgium)
Olivier GISCARD d'ESTAING (France)
Jean-Claude KOEUNE (Belgium)
Harry LANGMAN (Netherlands)
Matthijs van der VELDEN (Netherlands)
Secretary general: Jerry van Waterschoot
Organisation and operation
First and foremost, ELEC hinges on its national sections, which enjoy considerable autonomy in recruiting their members, assembling their financial resources and organising their own activities. It is mainly through national sections that members are attracted to ELEC and participate in its national and international activities. Citizens of countries where there is no national section of ELEC, as well as officials at international or European institutions, can become associate members.
The Central Council, which is ELEC's managing body, brings together twice a year the presidents of national sections in activity and individual members elected for their personal contribution to ELEC, under the leadership of the International President. It alone is empowered to adopt resolutions in ELEC's name and to circulate them by whatever means it chooses.
This is also the forum in which the programmes of ELEC's working commissions are debated and approved, and their work evaluated. Open to all ELEC members, there are currently six of these commissions covering various areas of economic activity and cooperation in Europe: Agriculture, Economic and Social, Infrastructures, Mediterranean, Monetary, and Neighbourhood. It is in the commissions that ELEC's essential research is carried out, as well as the drafting of position papers that give rise to various publications. They frequently call on external experts to present the issues which they examine. The Monetary and the Mediterranean commissions organize from time to time onferences, which are open to a larger public, including non-ELEC members.