The main tasks of the ITEA organisation are to:
Four bodies are in place – the Board, the Board Support Group and the Steering Group supported by the fourth - the ITEA Office - to achieve these goals in combination with efficient procedures and the implementation of an overall communications policy.
The different tasks of the bodies are shown in the figure below:
As the top executive body in ITEA, the Board is responsible for the strategy and coherence of the whole programme. It establishes general rules for programme management, communicates with Public Authorities for programme strategy and co-funding, and issues ITEA 3 labels.
The Board is assisted by the Board Support Group, which approves project proposals and recommends projects for labelling. It is responsible for preparing board decisions and board meetings, and provides guidance to the Steering Group, taking into account the strategic objectives and resources of ITEA. It communicates with the ITEA Authorities Committee (ITAC).
The ITEA Steering Group is the technical brain behind the programme. It makes recommendations on strategic orientation and is responsible for the initiation of projects, their evaluation and monitoring. It recommends projects for selection and labelling, and for priority setting and ranking by the ITEA Board Support Group.
The Public Authorities harmonise and synchronise measures related to the ITEA 3 programme to ensure continuity and optimal execution of the programme. A Directors Committee and an Authorities Committee communicate directly with respectively the ITEA Board and the ITEA Board Support Group.