General Assembly

The General Assembly is the supreme governing and decision-making body of the Association. It is composed of all the Members and it works on the basis of a one country one vote principle. The General Assembly has the power to do anything instrumental in achieving the purpose of the Association.

More specifically it is competent to:

  • plan the strategy and determine the policy of the Association;
  • receive and approve the AAL  Programme business report, closing account and the budget;
  • supervise the implementation of the AAL Joint Programme, including the approval of annual work programmes and allocation of national funding to projects;
  • appoint, dismiss, suspend, and accept the resignation of the members of the Executive Board at any time;
  • admit, exclude or suspend Members;
  • appoint auditors;
  • amend the statutes/by-laws;
  • dissolve the Association.

In the AAL General Assembly, national funding authorities (either ministries or funding agencies) are members (info on accession to the AAL Association). Each country has one vote in the General Assembly; countries with more than one member organisation nominate one single voting person.

Member Countries

The following organisations from 20 countries are members of the AAL Association:

Organization Name Country Website
Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Kerstin Zimmermann, Gerda Geyer Austria
Innoviris Bibrowska Beata Belgium (Brussels Region)
Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship Agency Alain Thielemans, Maarten Sileghem Belgium (Flanders)
CIHR Jane Rylett, Rick Glazier Canada
Research Promotion Foundation Marilena Paraskeva Cyprus
Innovationfonden Aila Lonka Denmark
National Research Development and Innovation Office Szonja Csuzdi, Agnes Divinyi Hungary
Ministry of University and Research Aldo Covello Italy
Ministry of Health Gaetano Guglielmi Italy
Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Ketty Segatti, Annalisa Viezzoli Italy
LuxInnovation (Private Sector) Pascal Fabing Luxembourg
Fond National de la Recherche (Public Sector) Andreea Monnat Luxembourg
Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport Jacqueline Hoogendam, Geja Langerveld, Chris Flim The Netherlands
Research Council of Norway Kristin Andersen Norway
National Centre for Research & Development (NCBR) Cezary Blaszczyk Poland
Foundation for Science and Technology Sandra Fernandes Portugal
Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) Ramona Simionescu Romania
Government Office for Digital Transformation Alenka Tepina Slovenia
Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda Berta Maure Spain
Bizkay Region Asier Alustiza Kapanaga Spain
Instituto de Salud Carlos III Maria Jose Gonzalez Suso, Rafael de Andrés Medina Spain
Inno Suisse Larissa Beutler Switzerland
Innovate UK Mike Biddle, George MacGinnis United Kingdom
the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan Dr. Ching-Mei Tang Taiwan

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