A Board composed of the President, two Vice-Presidents and five members including the representative of the athlete’s, where there is one, are responsible for the governance and the representation of the EEF. The Board is competent for all matters that are not explicitly competences of the General Assembly according to article 11 of the Belgian “Loi ASBL”. The chairs of FEI regional Groups I & II are automatically members of the Board. The representative of the athlete’s has to be proposed by the athletes association.
The President or his appointed representative can represent the EEF in relation to third parties.
The President, a member of the Board or the Secretary General can be put in charge for day to day business.
There may not be more than one member of the Board from the same NF except for the representative of the athlete’s.
All candidates for a position on the Board should have the support of their NF except for the representative of the athlete’s. A NF can support a maximum of one candidate for a position on the Board.
All memberships of the Board are honorary and carry no remuneration.
The President is responsible for ensuring that the purposes and principles of the EEF are observed, and for the general supervision of all its activities.
The President shall chair the meetings of the Board. If he is unable to do so a member of the Board chosen by the members, normally a Vice-President, shall chair the meeting.
Except for the chairs of FEI regional Groups I & II, all members of the Board are elected for a term of four years. Two members should be elected in even years and three members should be elected uneven years. In case of a vacancy before the end of the term, the next General Assembly has to elect a new Board member to terminate the term. Board members may be elected for a maximum number of three times.
In case the Board is composed of an even number of members, the President has a casting vote in the Board.