The Executive Committee (ExCom) is an executive body, providing support and assistance to the Management Board during the development and implementation of the JPI Oceans governance, plans, actions and activities.
The main tasks and responsibilities of the Executive Committee are to assist in the preparation of the Management Board meetings. In doing so the Executive Committee prepares proposals for actions, thereby allowing the Management Board to focus on strategic decisions. In addition, the ExCom oversees that the work of the secretariat is carried out according to the Management Board decisions. Finally the ExCom guides and follows up the work conducted by the Strategic Advisory Board.
The ExCom is made up of eight members: the Chair and Vice Chair of the Management Board (MB), and six additional members from which four members are elected by the MB of each participating country (either the representative or the alternate member). The positions of the two other additional ExCom members are reserved to representatives from the country holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the country taking over the next Presidency.