75th Anniversary

PRESIDENT
The UEF President is elected by the UEF Congress by absolute majority vote. He is also the President of the Federal Committee and of the UEF Bureau. Sandro GOZI, former Secretary of State for European Affairs (2014-2018) and Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies is UEF President since the XXVI UEF European Congress in 2018, and he has been re-elected in July 2021, during the XXVII Congress in Valencia.

SECRETARY-GENERAL
According to the Article 19 of UEF Statutes, the UEF Secretary-General: is responsible for running the UEF Secretariat and carrying out the decisions delegated to him/her by the organs of UEF. S/he is appointed by the Federal Committee on recommendation of the Bureau.  The Secretary General shall have the right to attend all meetings of the organs of the U.E.F., which do not foresee a statutory membership without the right to vote. Currently, the UEF Secretary-General is Anna ECHTERHOFF.

TREASURER
Elected by the Federal Committee on the nomination of the Bureau, s/he is responsible for the management of the funds, for which he shall be answerable. Any decision in the Executive Bureau beyond the adopted budget lines shall not
be taken against the vote of the Treasurer, unless the respective proposal includes a balance of its financial burden. He is accountable to the Federal Committee. The current UEF Treasurer is Dominique OSTYN.

EXECUTIVE BUREAU
Elected by the Federal Committee for a period of two years, the Bureau carries out the decisions of and is accountable to the Federal Committee. View current Bureau members.

The Executive Bureau consists of:
a. the President of the UEF;
b. the Secretary General, elected on the proposal of the President;
c. not less than 2 and not more than 4 Vice-Presidents and among those not more than
one coming from the same Section,
d. the Treasurer and
e. not less than 5 and not more than 10 other members and among those not more than
two coming from the same section.

FEDERAL COMMITTEE
According to Article 14 of the UEF Statutes, the Federal Committee shall consist of:

a. the Members of the Executive Bureau eligible to vote who are in office at the start of any given conference;

b. the delegates of the Sections comprised of one basic delegate and one additional delegate for each started amount of 200 members;

c. the delegates of the Congress comprised of one delegate for each started amount of 10 delegates in reference to a., b. and paragraph 2;

d. the delegates of the JEF with an equal number of delegates with regard to paragraph 1.c.


2. No Section shall have more delegates than the double amount of the total number of delegates of the 10 Sections that are entitled to have the lowest numbers of delegates.

The members are elected to serve until the next UEF Congress. The FC determines the UEF political direction and activities between the Congresses. It organises the Congress, approves the annual budget and final account balances, draws up the rules of procedure of UEF, and elects the UEF Bureau and Treasurer. The Federal Committee shall elect an Auditing Committee of two persons at its first meeting after a Congress with the regular elections of the Executive Bureau.

 

CONSTITUENT ORGANISATIONS
UEF consists of constituent organisations that are autonomous centres of the UEF activities, reaching the EU citizens and spreading the UEF message to them by organising various activities in their countries. Constituent organisations are free to take up any activities within the general political framework of UEF at the European level. View list of UEF's member organisations and their contact details.

ARBITRATION BOARD
It consists of seven members elected by the Congress. It ensures the application of the Statutes and serves as an arbiter in case of disputes within the organisation. The current arbitration board members are Antonio BAR CENDON, Emma FARRUGIA, Ugo FERRUTA, Daniel FREY, Peter OSTEN, Alexandra SCHANTL and, Giovanni SOLFRIZZI. 

 

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