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The legal body under which the EPNOE network is acting is called EPNOE Association. It is a non-profit institution registered in France (association loi 1901). Members can only be legal, registered bodies. Activities are only financed by membership fees.

EPNOE Association has three types of members:

  • Regular members, any type of legal organization except companies. They have management duties.
  • Business and Industry Club, only composed of companies, using the services of EPNOE and interacting among themselves and with Regular members.
  • Affiliated members, any type of legal organization except companies. They will have no management responsibility and no obligation to attend General Assembly or Boards. They will be associated to EPNOE activities.

EPNOE Association is managed by a Governing Board and an Executive Board. Its annual General Assembly is taking the main decisions.

At the present time, Armines in France (represented by Patrick Navard) is President of EPNOE Association.Its four Vice-Presidents are Abo Akademi in Finland (represented by Pedro Fardim), the University of Maribor in Slovenia (represented by Karin Stana-Kleinschek), the University of Wageningen (represented by Jan van Dam) and the Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres in Poland (represented by Danuta Ciechanska).  These five members constitute the Executive Board.