ESU has a democratic structure based on the primacy of its members – 45 national unions of students from 40 different countries across Europe. ESU’s highest governing body, the Board, meets twice a year and elects ESU’s representatives for a one year mandate, where each member country is given two votes. ESU’s representative structure consists out of an elected Executive Committee (EC), whose work is supported by three coordinators, experts’ pools and working groups.
The Executive Committee (EC) consists out of a President, two Vice Presidents (together called ‘The Presidency’) and seven general members. The EC is responsible for steering and organising the organisation, both politically and financially, on a day-to-day basis. It is responsible for carrying out the decisions that are taken by the Board Meeting, ESU’s highest decision-making body, where all of its member unions participate.