The structure of the organization ...
... has three levels: the General Assembly, the Executive Council with its Executive Board, and the General Secretariat.
The General Assembly of the members is normally held during the ITI World Congress. The International Theatre Institute’s membership includes Centres and Cooperating Members. Only National Centres have the right to vote in the General Assembly. Associate Centres and Cooperating Members present during the General Assembly have the right to speak, give advice and participate in the international Committees of the ITI.
The General Assembly elects the Executive Council and approves the election of the General Secretary, the report, the programmes of the Executive Council and Committees. It is responsible for the organization and any changes of the Charter. The General Assembly operates on democratic principles, according to the Charter and the rules of the organization.
Executive Council and Executive Board
The Executive Council is composed of twenty members, elected by the General Assembly. Distinguished personalities assist the organization and the General Secretariat with their skills.
The Executive Council is the strategic and control organ of the organization and represents the General Assembly between the Congresses. The Executive Council elects the President, the Vice-president(s) and the Executive Board. The Executive Council meets at least three times between the Congresses.
The Executive Board is composed of the President, the Vice-president and four other Executive Council members. They work closely with the General Secretariat and convene in between Executive Council meetings. Each member of the Executive Board is charged with a specific responsibility.
The Central Bureau of the ITI – the General Secretariat – is based at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. It consists of the General Secretary and further staff as required.
The General Secretariat is the executive organ of the organization. The General Secretary is responsible for the execution of the programmes of the ITI. The responsibilities of the General Secretary are exclusively international in nature. In the discharge of his or her duties, he or she shall not seek or receive instructions from any Centre, nor from any authority external to the Institute.