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Management Board

The Management Board brings together people with experience in the management of public or private sector organisations and knowledge in the field of fundamental rights from the Member States, the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

It is composed of:

  • one independent person appointed by each of the 27 Member States of the EU and by each of the States holding observer status
  • one independent person appointed by the Council of Europe
  • two representatives of the Commission.

Each member may be assisted by an alternate member who is selected according to the same procedure.

The Management Board elects a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson as well as two members of the Executive Board for a two-and-a-half year term. The term may be renewed once.

On 12 July 2017, the term of office of 11 Members and alternate Members of the FRA Management Board ended after 5 years. New Members and alternate Members have been appointed. The updated list of Management Board Members and alternate Members can be found here.

The elections of a new Chairperson and one Executive Board member took place in May 2017. The Management Board elected Sirpa Rautio as its new Chairperson and Filippo di Robilant as new Executive Board Member (both taking office on 13 July 2017). The elections of the Vice-Chairperson and one further Executive Board Member will take place in September 2017.


The Management Board is responsible for the definition of the Agency's priorities, the establishment of the budget and for monitoring the Agency's operation.  In particular, the Management Board:

  • adopts the agency's annual work programme in accordance with the Multiannual Framework;
  • adopts the agency's annual reports;
  • appoints (and if necessary dismisses) the Agency's director;
  • adopts the agency's annual draft and final budgets and the financial rules applicable to the agency;
  • appoints and revokes the members of the Scientific committee.


Publication date: 17 July 2014

Management and Executive Board meetings 2015-2016 (183.71 KB)

Publication date: 04 January 2019

Rules of Procedure of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (1.25 MB)

Publication date: 19 March 2015

Rules governing conflict of interest in the Management Board and Scientific Committee of the FRA (3.08 MB)

New Chairperson of FRA’s Management Board takes office

The new Chairperson of the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Sirpa Rautio takes office on 13 July 2017. She was elected by the FRA Management Board at its 26th Meeting in May 2017. Filippo di Robilant from Italy was elected as FRA Executive Board member.