The Committees will help EAROPH to achieve its existing objectives:

  • To consolidate and promote expertise in Human Settlements in the EAROP Region.
  • To provide a forum for continuous collaboration between governments, private sectors and people in addressing Human Settlements issues.
  • To promote personal professional development of its members.
  • To provide expert technical support for members.
  • To provide expert technical consultancy services on a commercial basis.
  • To facilitate the exchange of information, experiences, ideas and insights among members.
  • To foster links with organisations with similar interests in other regions.

Responsibilities

  • Creating and overseeing the delivery of a work plan
  • Ensuring strategic risks are identified early and managed appropriately
  • Coordinating the provision of specialist input and policy advice
  • Communicating the work plan, its progress and outcomes to EAROPH members and stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Promoting collaboration and co-operation between EAROPH countries and supporting organisations
  • Providing advice on any recommended projects to the international office.

Membership

  • Each Sub-Committee will comprise one or two representatives from each chapter / country and will elect a Chairperson from among the official representatives.
  • The Chairperson will be responsible for reporting progress to the international office.
  • Each representatives shall be an expert or looking to develop their skills in the relevant field (i.e. sustainable planning and development, affordable housing, climate change and disaster resilience, social and community development, green technology, smart cities or sustainable infrastructure development and asset management).
  • Social Justice and Young Professional Group Committee will include predominantly young EAROPH members.

Meetings

  • Meetings will be scheduled in alignment with the work plan and agreed at the outset.
  • Prior to each meeting, a meeting agenda will be circulated that clearly outlines all items to be presented, including outstanding actions and any advice that may be sought by member representatives.
  • Minutes may be taken that detail decisions made and any actions arising and will be distributed to representatives after the meeting for endorsement.
  • A member is permitted to nominate a representative to attend a meeting on their behalf and this must be disclosed at the outset.
  • Other key stakeholders may be invited to attend all or part of a meeting as an observer, and/or provide specialist advice.
  • All representatives must adhere to the accountability, confidentiality and conflict of interest requirements.