Our organization

Note: All contact persons and communication data are listed in detail under contact.

The General Assembly is the highest body of the SAZ. It elects the executive board, appoints working groups and meets at least once per year. Each ordinary member has voting rights at the general meeting.

The Executive Board, working in an honorary capacity, consists of three members and is elected by the General Assembly. It represents the SAZ in the public and coordinates the activities of the association. A chronology of all board members in former times can be found here.

The members of the Advisory Council are appointed by the Executive Board. The task of the four to six members is to support the Executive Board with important decisions made and to control the Executive Board as part of the Extended Board.

The Extended Board consists of the members of the Executive Board and of the Advisory Council.

The Managing Office is the centre of organisation and communication. Focus areas are the member administration, the internal and external communications including the provision of advice to members – furthermore political lobbying and coordinating and supporting the board’s work.

The activities of the association take place in regional groups and working groups, as well as in our Internet forum. The strength of the association arises from the commitment and action of all members.