Hierarchy of People to People International

Hierarchy of People to People International

Board of Directors

Composed by eleven nominated voting members, the Board of Directors is the heart of the organization. It manages PTPI’s property, affairs, and activities and determines its policy. The Board of Directors supervises the work of World Headquarters’ (WHQ).

Board of Trustees

At least seventy nominated members serve the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees assists the Board of Directors in promoting PTPI’s mission.

Global Chapter network

PTPI’s members are active in local organizations called chapters. These chapters are established by the Board of Directors and administrated by the PTPI WHQ staff. Chapters implement PTPI’s vision locally.

World Headquarters (WHQ)

Located in Kansas City, United States, WHQ is the principal administrative office of PTPI. The staff of the organization implements the Board of Directors’ policy and manages the day-to-day administrative work of PTPI.

The European Office supports the European PTPI chapters and coordinates PTPI activities in Europe. It fulfils the following tasks:

  • Chapter and membership development in Europe
  • Promotion of standing programs and program development in Europe
  • Facilitating the effective networking within Europe and between Europe and other PTPI councils
  • Maintaining the Web site of People to People International Europe

PTPI’s European Council

The People to People International chapters all over the world are organized in councils. There are twelve American Councils, the Asian Council and the European Council which is also called People to People International-Europe (PTPI Europe). PTPI’s European Council consists of chapters and members in Europe.
All European PTPI members are invited to the European Conference that takes place once a year – each year in a different country. During the conference, the major roles of the European Council are elected to serve on the European Executive Committee (EEC).

The EEC supports the European chapters and coordinates PTPI activities in Europe. It fulfils the following tasks:

  • Chapter and membership development in Europe
  • Promotion of Global and local programs in Europe
  • Facilitating the effective networking within Europe and between Europe and other PTPI councils
  • Maintaining the Web site of People to People International Europe
  • Leads the administrative affairs of PTPI Europe.

European Representative Board (ERB)

The European Representative Board consists of one representative of each chapter; in most cases the representative is also the chapter president. The European Representative Board is subject to relevant European law, PTPI’s Articles of Incorporation as well as the By-laws of PTPI and PTPI Europe. Its function is to supervise, control, direct and manage the property, affairs and activities of PTPI Europe, to determine its policies, to deal with all lawful things for and on behalf of PTPI Europe and to seek the delivery of its purpose.

European Executive Committee (EEC)

The European Executive Committee (EEC) is elected by the European Representative Board and has five members. It meets twice a year: during the European Conference and at a separate meeting held mid-term. The EEC represents PTPI Europe during the calendar year and reports to the European Representative Board at the European Conference.

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