All elected officers are volunteers and their positions are honorary. The following responsibilities relate to the work that needs to be carried out for the EPDA to function and to ensure its work programme is managed effectively and efficiently.
All elected officers have a joint responsibility:
- to the EPDA member organisations for the management of the EPDA
- to encourage financial support for the EPDA’s work
- to continue to promote and enhance the ethos of the EPDA via its work programme.
The EPDA President must have been an existing board member for at least two years. He/she is responsible for:
The President’s responsibilities include:
- being responsible for the EPDA’s strategic direction and work programme being agreed democratically
- ensuring that the EPDA's members are fully represented and are able to participate in the organisation’s work programme
- ensuring that a close liaison is maintained between the EPDA and the European Parliament, European Commission and the World Health Organisation.
The EPDA Vice-President must have been an existing board member for at least two years. He/she is responsible for:
- deputising during the President’s absence with regards to all of the EPDA activities (as listed above).
The EPDA Treasurer must have been an existing board member for at least two years. He/she is responsible for:
ensuring that the EPDA’s financial procedure is managed and maintained accurately
carrying out an annual financial audit (in accordance with the relevant legal and regulatory requirements). The financial statements must give a true and fair view of the EPDA’s financial position and be properly prepared in accordance with the EPDA statutes.