The Board is composed of only Specialist Members and International Members of the Academy. Each European country with fewer than one hundred EADV voting members is entitled to elect one Board Director. European countries with more than one hundred voting members can elect two Board Directors. In addition, there are two Board members representing International members. The Board is empowered to make all strategic decisions that affect the development of the Academy, approve the Officers’ reports, decide on the annual budget, propose and decide motions and amend the Statutes. In addition, the Board elects and dismisses members of the Executive Committee who are not members of the Board: the Secretary General, Secretary General-Elect, Treasurer and Treasurer- Elect. It is also responsible for electing and dismissing the chairs of the following committees: Ethics, Finance, Nomination and Election Monitoring, Membership, Statutes and Development, and Scientific Programming.