The board members are elected among the representatives of the members of the Association for the period of two years. Hydrogen Europe Research aims to achieve high level of sector representativeness in terms of research institution size, geography, areas of expertise and representatives´ gender.
The members of the Executive Board are duly authorized executives of their research organizations and highly committed persons prepared to dedicate appropriate amount of effort, time and presence to the activities of Association.
The Executive Board has the following responsibilities:
- Propose membership procedures for adoption of the General Assembly i.e. acceptance, suspension and access to documentation;
- Propose membership fee rules for the adoption of the General Assembly, i.e. fee inducements and value increase initiatives
- Propose project contribution procedures for the adoption of the General Assembly, i.e. applicable percentage, differentiation of contribution levels and collection mechanism;
- Organize, participate and plan FCH JU and other FCH Sector-related events to the benefits of Members;
- Decide on terms and conditions of the Secretariat’s powers of representation;
- Propose annual strategic communication plans and decide on the implementation modalities of any decision in respect thereof;
- Decide on the establishment of new communication platforms with other fuel cells and hydrogen sector players;
- Proposes the modification and updating of the internal rules
- Develop strategic vision for the longer term development and positioning of Association
In establishing connection between individual working groups’ activities, the Vice-Chair works jointly with the respective Executive Board member (Transport Chair, Energy Chair, Cross-Cutting Research Activities Chair). The respective Board Member and his attributed/ assigned Vice-Chair cannot be members of the same organization.
The Executive Board and the Vice-chairs meet in person with possible use of electronic communications on the regular basis during the year.
The key responsibilities of Vice-Chairs include:
- Coordinate members´ input in FCH JU
- To advocate the interests of Association at all levels in related activities
- Coordinate definition and amendments of the Multi-Annual Working Plan 2014-2020 (MAWP) and Annual Working Plans (AWPs)
- Support the respective Chair in any other external tasks, such as links with other relevant platforms and technologies
- Report regularly to the Executive Board on the progress of the work