EAA COMMUNITIES, COMMITTEES & TASK FORCES(CCTF)

The EAA institutionalises its communities, committees and task forces to proactively and dynamically create networks, meet in between Annual Meetings, actively use their EAA web page, have a recognizable list of members, report and address proposals and inputs to the Executive Board, and actively produce EAA policies. In order to subscribe to the current CCTFs or search its members, please log in as member and follow the links for the individual CCTF below. As EAA member, you can subscribe to become member of one or more CCTF, or follow any of its parts like blog, discussion etc.
EAA Communities are groups sharing common interest, created top-down or bottom-up for a renewable period, which organise session or round table at each EAA Annual Meeting. An EAA Task Force is created for a limited period (usually three years) in order to achieve a particular result (formulate a policy, develop a standard, create an inventory, etc.) while a Committee is established only if the issue is considered to be of permanent concern to the EAA.

EAA CCTFs are regulated by the EAA Handbook part 4.1 Regulation on non-statutory Committees, Task Forces and Communities.

Creation of a Community, Committee or Task Force (CCTF)

A CCTF is created by EAA Executive Board action, either as a result of a proposal being accepted by the Annual Membership Business Meeting or on its own initiative. The proposal must contain a statement that articulates the proposed CCTF’s area of concern, the needs it will address, the products, services or activities it will deliver, the resources required to do so and the way these will be obtained, and a proposal for a chairperson of the CCTF or a procedure for selecting and for rotating the chair of a CCTF. A new CCTF proposal must be submitted for the consideration by the EAA Executive Board through this form before 1 February each year.

The below conditions apply to approved CCTF:


  • Committee chairpersons, members, and advisors must maintain current membership in EAA. Committees may consult with non-members for their special expertise, but such non-members may not formally be part of the committee. A Community may include non-members.
  • Individuals who are regular committee members or chairpersons (not ex officio) are limited to simultaneous service on two committees.
  • The usual terms of Committee members are three years, starting and ending at Annual Meetings. The Board can appoint members to shorter or longer terms as circumstances warrant, and members may be appointed to more than one term.
  • A Committee's composition is typically spelled out in its terms of reference. Under special circumstances (such as a temporary increase in the committee's workload or the need for sitting members to withdraw from the committee's deliberations), the President, in consultation with the committee chair, may appoint additional members not to exceed half the number specified in the charge.
  • The committee chair is ordinarily appointed from existing committee members to serve a term starting and ending at Annual Meetings. The usual term of a committee chair is three years.
  • Terms of Community’s chairpersons and members are normally coextensive with that of the Community.
  • A Committee or Community member may resign at any time or be removed for cause by the President with the approval of the Board. Should a vacancy occur during a term, a replacement appointment is made to complete the vacated term.
  • Any Board member who serves on a Committee does so as an ex officio member, with voice but without vote, including the Board liaison position.
  • No new chairpersons or members will be appointed to Communities that will terminate by the next Annual Meeting.