How are we governed

Legal structure

FIIG, formally known as the Fédération des institutions internationales semi-officielles et privées établies à Genève,  is a Swiss non-profit  ​association defined  under articles 60-79 of the Swiss Civil Code.    ​It is financed by member dues and in-kind contributions. 

 

 

Governance structure 

 

  • FIIG defends the interests of its members vis à vis the Swiss federal, cantonal and city authorities on social, legal, tax and employment-related issues.

  • FIIG provides targeted services to members including  knowledge sharing on thematic or sectoral  issues and  competitively priced services negotiated by the Federation for the benefit of its members.

  • FIIG offers advice and  information, refers members to  a trusted network of service providers who have experience working with FIIG members.  

  • FIIG facilitates building partnerships among FIIG members to further member's specific aims and objectives.

 

The General Assembly of member organisations is the supreme authority of the organisation.   Each member has one vote. The General Assembly meets once a year in the last quarter of the year.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
PRESIDENT

The General Assembly of member organisations is the supreme authority of the organisation.   Each member has one vote. The General Assembly meets once a year in the last quarter of the year.

The President of FIIG is elected by the General Assembly for a two-year term.  S/he presides over the FIIG Committee.

COMMITTEE
MEMBERS

The General Assembly elects the Committee of between 7 to 13 members for a two-year term.   The Committee oversees the activities of the organisation and decides on member admissions.  

FIIG has members and associates.  The Committee decides on applications for membership (members and associates). The Committee can also admit honorary members.  Only members have the right to vote.