Article 13 (Regional Structures) of the EI Constitution governs the establishment and functioning of the EI regions.
- Education International shall establish five (5) regions:
- North America and the Caribbean;
- Asia and the Pacific;
- Europe; and
- Latin America
- The definition of regions and the allocations of countries to them shall be established in the by-laws.
- A regional structure may be established to:
- advise the Executive Board on policies and activities to be undertaken by the Education International in the concerned region;
- develop and promote policies in relation to any regional intergovernmental body and represent member organisations at that body.
- A Regional Structure shall be governed according to By-Laws approved by the Executive Board. Reports of such a Regional Structure shall be submitted to the Executive Board.
- The Education International may also establish such sub-regional and cross-regional structures as it deems necessary to provide advice to the Executive Board on policies and activities which may be undertaken in countries in a sub-region or in countries in more than one region, where the countries are linked by the existence of an intergovernmental body for the governments of the countries concerned, or by a cultural or linguistic inheritance. Such structures shall be governed by By-Laws approved by the Executive Board. (In 2011, the EI Executive Board established the Arab Countries Cross Regional Structure (ACCRS).)
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