EARPA: European Automotive Researsch Partners AssociationEARPA: European Automotive Researsch Partners Association

Our Organisation

EARPA is functioning thanks to its members' annual contributions and is composed of three main bodies:
  • First, the General Assembly, in which all members are participating, governs the Association. In the General Assembly the members are entitled to vote and to elect the members of the Executive Board. Every year the General Assembly takes place in March in Brussels. 
  • Second, the Executive Board, to which the management of the association is delegated, initiates activities and carries out the representative tasks. Mr. Edwards (Ricardo) as chairman of this board is EARPA President.
  • Third, the EARPA Secretariat is based in Brussels and is managed by EARPA Secretary General, Ms. Van Schijndel-de Nooij. The Secretariat supports the Board, the General Assembly and the Task Forces. The EARPA Secretariat is composed of various staff. For further details see the contact section. 

The Task Forces are in the core of the activities of EARPA. In the Task Forces EARPA member experts are actively discussing pertinent research topics. The Task Forces cover the main automotive R&D areas in which EARPA members are active.


The organigram gives an overview of the interaction between the various bodies within EARPA.

Our Organisation