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
Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie Kerstin Zimmermann, Gerda Geyer Austria http://www.ffg.at
Innoviris Bibrowska Beata Belgium (Brussels Region) www.innoviris.be
Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship Agency Alain Thielemans, Maarten Sileghem Belgium (Flanders) www.iwt.be
CIHR Jane Rylett, Rick Glazier Canada www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca
Research Promotion Foundation Marilena Paraskeva Cyprus www.research.org.cy
Innovationfonden Martin Kyvsgaard Denmark https://innovationsfonden.dk/da
Agence Nationale de la Recherche Nakita Vodjdani France www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/
National Research Development and Innovation Office Szonja Csuzdi, Agnes Divinyi Hungary www.nih.gov.hu/
Ministry of Education, University and Research Aldo Covello Italy www.ricercainternazionale.miur.it
Ministry of Health Gaetano Guglielmi Italy http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/home.html
Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Ketty Segatti, Annalisa Viezzoli Italy http://www.regione.fvg.it/rafvg/cms/RAFVG/
LuxInnovation (Private Sector) Pascal Fabing Luxembourg www.luxinnovation.lu
Fond National de la Recherche (Public Sector) Andreea Monnat Luxembourg www.fnr.lu
Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport René M.C. Prijkel, Geja Langerveld The Netherlands www.government.nl/ministries/vws
Research Council of Norway Tron Espeli Norway www.forskningsradet.no
National Centre for Research & Development (NCBR) Cezary Blaszczyk Poland www.ncbir.pl
Foundation for Science and Technology Ana Cristina Neves Portugal www.fct.pt
Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) Ioana Fagarasan, Ramona Simionescu Romania www.uefiscdi.gov.ro
Ministry of Public Administartion Alenka Tepina Slovenia www.mju.gov.si
Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda Berta Maure Spain www.minetur.gob.es
Bizkay Region Sergio Murillo Spain http://web.bizkaia.eus/eu/
Instituto de Salud Carlos III Maria Jose Gonzalez Suso, Rafael de Andrés Medina Spain www.isciii.es
Inno Suisse Larissa Beutler Switzerland https://www.innosuisse.ch/inno/en/home.html
Innovate UK Mike Biddle, George MacGinnis United Kingdom www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk
the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan Fung-Chin Su Taiwan www.most.gov.tw/?l=en

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