Governing Board (GB) is the decision-making body composed of representatives from the ministries or the equivalent authorities of each ReSPA member responsible for public administration, human resources development or European integration.
It operates at two levels: The Ministerial Level and the Senior Official Level, and it is chaired by our members for a one-year term.
The European Commission is represented at the GB sessions on an ex-officio basis without the right to vote. Thus, the decision-making process is under the full control of the Western Balkan governments.
The GB is responsible for the operating ReSPA general policy, as well as the adoption of ReSPA’s annual business plan with its programme of work and budget included.
The GB meets at least five times per year: at Ministerial Level at least once a year and at the level of Senior Officials at least four times per year.
The GB works by consensus. If consensus cannot be reached a decision may be taken by voting, in which case each ReSPA member has one vote, although the decision may only be deemed adopted if all ReSPA members are prepared to accept it. Only ReSPA members have the right to vote.
The subsidiary bodies of the Governing Board, with specific mandates, are: