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EIGE's core bodies are made up of a Management Board (decision-making body), an Experts' Forum (consultative body) and its Director (executive body) including her staff.
The Management Board adopts the annual work programme, the medium-term work programme as well as the Institute's budget.
It consists of eighteen representatives from the Member States which operates on a rotation basis thus guaranteeing total representation combined with operational efficiency. One member is also represented by the European Commission and there is an equal number of substitute members.
The length of its representatives' mandate is 3 years. For each mandate, the Members appointed by the Council represent eighteen Member States following the order of the rotating Presidencies, one member being designated by each concerned State.
The Management Board elects its Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for a term of 3 years. As of June 22 (2010) former chair and vice-chair Mrs. Eva Welskop-Deffaa (Germany) and Mr. Michel Pasteel (Belgium) respectively have both been relelected. On 23 October 2012 Mrs. Eva Welskop-Deffaa resigned her duties as chair. The vice-chair, Mr. Michel Pasteel will act in her stead through 31 May 2013.
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