The Board

The EMPA Board works exclusively on a voluntary basis. No meeting fees and other remuneration are paid out for the Board. Cash expenses are refunded by the submission of purchase documents. Larger expenses must be planned, budgeted and approved by the General Assembly.


The Board shall officially represent EMPA in the public, prepare the matters to be dealt with in the General Assembly and executes its decisions.
The Board shall decide about the admission of new members.

Composition of the Board

The Board shall consist of the President, the First and Second Vice Presidents, the Secretary General and the Treasurer.
All members of the Board shall be elected by the General Assembly.

Convocation of the Board

The Board shall be convened by the President
whenever deemed necessary by the President,
upon request of the majority of the other Board members.
To obtain a quorum, the presence of a minimum of three Board members is required.
However, the Board may also take decisions by way of correspondence or by using any other technical means.


The Board shall adopt rules of procedure which, among others, shall specify
the areas of responsibility of its members,
the powers to sign (by individual or collective signature),
the persons authorised to officially represent EMPA in the public (only Board members are entitled to do so),
the procedure to be followed for resolutions.
For the execution of special and temporary tasks, the Board may call in one or more EMPA members (committees) who are not members of the Board.

Term of office

The term of office of the President and of all members shall be four years. They shall be eligible for re-election.
A change of all Board members at the same time shall be avoided, if possible.