How we are organised
Orgalime operates through its Presidents Board, General Assembly, Board of Directors and 3 Policy Committees: MELC (mechanical), CEEI (electrical/electronic) and MALC (metalworking/metal articles), their technical groups (respectively the OTC Mechanical, OTC Electrical) and issues.
The 3 Policy Committees provide the driving force for most of Orgalime's work. They are mainly concerned with policy matters. Their members are directors and heads of departments in national associations. Wherever practicable, they draw the European product sector committees into Orgalime's work with the general aim of developing common positions. A member of the Orgalime Secretariat provides continuing support to each Policy Committee and ensures internal co-ordination.
There are also 5 horizontal working groups: Legal Affairs, Trade Policy, Environment, Research & Development and Economists & Statistics.
One (or more) technical groups assist each Policy Committee - a permanent group of specialists who are either engineers, lawyers or specialists in areas such as standardisation and conformity assessment.