Governance structure: EHYTs 115 member associations are the highest decision-making body. EHYTs governance structure consists of the General Meeting of member organisations (assembles every three years), a council elected at the general meeting, and an executive board appointed by the council.
The general meeting is held once every three years by the end of March. The regular members have the right to vote in the general meeting. Each regular member has one representative in the meeting. The regular members of the Council, the members of the Board of Directors and the senior officers of the association have the right to be present and to speak in the general meeting.
The general meeting covers assessing the association’s operations and finances over the previous three-year period, approving the guidelines for the association’s operations and finances in the coming years, selecting the members of the council.
The council consist of 22 members and 27 deputy members representing EHYT’s member associations. Members are elected at the General Meeting and serve a three-year term.
The spring meeting of the Governing Council is held by the end of May. The spring meeting will cover processing the financial statements and annual report of the previous operating year and the auditors’ opinion, deciding on the approval of the financial statements and release from liability, electing new members and their personal alternate members to replace outgoing members of the Board and updating the guidelines for operations and finances in the coming years approved in the general meeting.
The Governing Council’s autumn meeting is held by the end of November. The autumn meeting will cover deciding on the plan of activities and finances, deciding on membership fees and processing other topics referred to in the summons.
The Executive Board consist of 12 member and 12 deputy members. Members are appointed by the Council and serve a two-year term. The term of a member of the Board starts at the end of the Council meeting where the member was elected.
The Board of Directors is the executive body of the association. The duties of the Board of Directors are to convene the general meeting and the meeting of the Governing Council, prepare the topics to be processed in said meetings and implement their decisions, direct and assume responsibility for the association’s operations and decide on matters concerning the association that are not under the authority of the general meeting or the Governing Council.
Executive Board (2020-2023)
Chair of EHYT’s Board of Directors
Heidi Viljanen, Master of Social Sciences
|Heidi Viljanen, chair
|Aija Saarinen, vice chair
Chair of EHYT’s Council
Marina Erhola, Director of Wellbeing services county of Pirkanmaa
|Marina Erhola, chair
|Minna Savolainen, vice chair
|Arja Katriina Ylänkö
|Deputy members in order of entrance