Eurovent is a member-based, international trade association. It is home to Europe’s major national associations active in our industry, and more than 1000 manufacturers from throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa that directly participate in Eurovent’s activities.
Key decision-making bodies
Key decisions are taken within one of Eurovent’s two main bodies: The Board and the Eurovent Commission. The General Secretariat is the executive body taking care of the day-to-day association management.
Board (President and Vice-Presidents)
The Eurovent Board is the main regulatory body in charge of the management of the association, comprising the elected President and up to eight elected Vice-Presidents, who are all high ranking representatives from manufacturers of different sizes and countries. They are elected by the General Assembly with a majority of votes and appointed for a two-year term. Click here for an overview of Eurovent’s current Board Members.
The President is the main representative figure of the association. He is always belonging to one of Eurovent’s Affiliated Manufacturers. The President is responsible for the General Assembly and delegates parts of his powers to one or multiple Vice-Presidents within the Board. He is also the one chairing the Board, Eurovent Commission, and General Assembly meetings.
Eurovent Commission (‘supervisory body’)
Eurovent’s member associations find themselves within the Eurovent Commission, which is Eurovent’s ‘supervisory body’. The Eurovent Commission does not only define the general political guidelines of the association, but also monitors and mediates the activities of its subordinated Product and Issue Groups. The Eurovent Commission allows for a truly democratic decision-making, with positions reflecting wider European interests across all sizes of enterprises, especially those of SMEs.
Product and Issue Groups
Staying up-to-date with legislation and standards is essential for manufacturers and associations. Being able to participate in shaping these developments increasingly marks a competitive advantage.
Eurovent provides the opportunity to its members to influence standards and legislation on a national, regional, European Union and international level within a truly democratic decision-making structure.
On a technical level, this is taking place within Eurovent’s Issue Groups and Product Groups. Any representative of a member of Eurovent can participate in these activities.
Once a year, our General Assembly comes together to discuss the association’s development, its future direction and policies. The General Assembly consists of one nominated representative from each Member association, Corresponding Member and Associate Member respectively.
In the mid-term, the General Assembly is going to take place within the scope of the Eurovent Summit.
The General Secretariat is headed by the Secretary General. This person is presented by the Board and appointed by the General Assembly. The Secretary General carries out specific tasks under the direction and supervision of the President. Eurovent’s current Secretary General is Mr Felix Van Eyken, who is being supported by a diverse Team throughout Europe.