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Conference (2.1)


Organization Terminology and Organization Types (Part #3)


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There are many bodies which take their names from the principal (statutory) meeting in which their members participate.

  • conference      
  • congress
  • assembly
  • forum

A fully representative and sovereign body may thus meet periodically and take decisions defining the policy of the organization which binds its subsidiary organs. The procedure and composition of such a meeting may be defined by the constitution of the body or the original treaty.

  • Standing Conference of Rectors and Vice-Chancellors of European Universities (A3288)
  • European Conference of Ministers of Transport (A069S)
  • Conference for the Regions of North West Europe (A039,
  • World Assembly of Youth (A3456) European Atomic Forum (A0590)