The creation of ARAU’s policy positions and ARAU’s activities are governed by its volunteer Board Members and its Annual General Meeting. Their decisions are implemented by the Secretariat and the permanent staff.
At Board meetings, issues are examined and analysed, policy positions are created and publications and activities are approved and appraised. At Secretariat meetings, attended by representatives of the Board and members of staff, the implementation of Board decisions is discussed and day-to-day management issues are discussed. The members of staff are closely involved in the creation and implementation of activities.