The General Assembly is the strategic, decision-making, and supervisory body of APPEC. It is responsible for the general policy and the procedures of APPEC. Representatives of the General Assembly are appointed by their participating institution. The representatives are in general the directors of major astroparticle physics institutes or agencies, or managers of major national astroparticle physics programmes.
The Chairman of the General Assembly is elected by the General Assembly for two years. He is “supra partes” and thus has no right to vote.
The Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Committee and the General Secretary are often invited to attend meetings of the General Assembly without voting rights. Legal entities having acquired observer status attend the meeting of the General Assembly without voting rights.
The General Assembly meetings are organised on average twice a year.
Here are the current members of the General Assembly: