The Governing Council is our administrative and policy-making body. Its meetings are usually held during our twice-yearly Assemblies. It decides on admitting, readmitting and suspending members and on our activities. It oversees our budget and work programme and sets contribution rates.
The Governing Council elects our President and Secretary General and decides on the mandate and composition of committees, working groups and ad hoc bodies. It also determines when and where our Assemblies take place, and approves venues and dates of future events on specific issues. Representatives of international organizations may be invited to follow the Council's work as observers.
The Governing Council is made up of three MPs from each Member Parliament, provided that the delegation includes both men and women. Single-sex delegations are limited to two MPs.
The rules of the Governing Council can be found here.