RPR Coalition Structure

The Coalition has a three-tier horizontal governance structure ruled by collective decisions.

The General Meeting of the Association (hereinafter referred to as the General Meeting) is the highest governing body of the Association. The members of the Association have the right to decisive vote at the General Meeting. Each full member of the Association has one vote in making decisions. The General Meeting is convened at least once a year. The Meeting is deemed duly constituted if the majority of full members of the Association take part therein.

The Board of the Association (hereinafter referred to as the Board) is the permanent governing body of the Association. The Board is elected by the General Meeting of 9 persons, unless otherwise specified in the decision of the General Meeting, for a term of 1 year by instant-runoff voting, from among the nominees proposed by the full members of the Association. Annually, the composition of the Board is updated by at least 30%. Board members perform their duties on a voluntary basis, that is, free of charge. The Board adopts decisions by a majority of the general vote, except for the appointment and dismissal of the Executive Director of the Association, which is adopted by 2/3 of the votes of the Board. Meetings are held, as a rule, once a month, but not less than once every 3 months.

The Executive Director of the Association (hereinafter referred to as the Executive Director) is the head of the Association carrying out operational management of affairs, property and funds of the Association. The Executive Director is appointed by the Board for a term of 2 years and may be dismissed early as per Board’s decision.

Representatives of member NGOs and individual experts work in teams in different areas. To ensure effective work within the common platform, we have developed the Team Rules that regulate the activities of NGOs and experts within the team, as well as the functioning of the team as a component of the coalition. The expert teams work in the form of open expert meetings to develop legislative initiatives and accompany their implementation. The purpose of the team is to implement the relevant reform, to develop partnership between the authorities and the public, as well as to monitor the implementation of changes.