1.1 The International Executive Committee is the governing body of the International Bureau for Epilepsy.
1.2 The Enlargement Commission is a Commission established by the International Executive Committee in September 2005.
1.3 The Enlargement Commission shall exist for four years, concurrent with the term of office of the present International Executive Committee, (2005 2009).
1.4 The Commission will work within the ambits of the policy framework set by the International Executive Committee and will report to the International Executive Committee.
1.5 Meetings of the Commission will be convened as is necessary to enable the Commission to discharge its functions effectively. The Commission will otherwise conduct its business by email, telephone, etc
1.6 The Commission cannot commit the Bureau to any new programme expenditure or impose significant additional administrative costs without the prior approval of the International Executive Committee.
1.7 The Commission shall submit an annual budget and plan of activities each year, including all activity not directly funded by the Bureau for the approval of the International Executive Committee.
1.8 The Commission may establish sub groups and/or establish a wider contact group of people with a particular interest in the Commissions term of reference, where this is set within an agreed plan of activities.
1.9 The Commission may raise funds for its activities, where this is specified within an agreed budget, in addition to those funds allocated by the Bureau within its annual revenue budget.
2.1 Unless otherwise agreed by the International Executive Committee, the Commission shall be comprised of a Chair and at most four members.
2.2 The Chair of the Commission and the members of the Commission shall each be appointed by the President of the Bureau and shall be subject to confirmation by the International Executive Committee.
2.3 The President of the Bureau shall be an ex-officio member of the Commission.
2.4 The quorum of meetings of the Commission shall be half the members (excluding ex-officio members), present in person.
3.1 To further develop and increase the number of Members of the Bureau with a special focus on the less developed regions.
3.2 To support existing Members of the Bureau with special focus on the less developed regions.
3.3 To consider issues which fall within the scope of 3.1 and 3.2 above which are either referred to the Commission by the International Executive Committee or which the Commission itself concludes are appropriate topics for its consideration and to report its deliberations and recommendations to the International Executive Committee.
The Commission will, inter alia:-
seek to raise the profile of the Bureau within countries in less developed regions,
4.1 liase with the Global Campaign Against Epilepsy, IBE Regional Committees other Bureau and ILAE Commissions and the IBE Commission for the Regions on issues of common interest;
4.2 identify, encourage and assist potential Members within less developed regions to make application to join the Bureau;
4.3 support existing Members in the less developed regions by providing a regional focal point;
4.4 promote partnerships within the less developed regions to encourage local and regional co-operation;
4.5 promote the greater participation of the less developed regions in global epilepsy affairs.