GSEF General Assembly

The General Assembly consists of representatives appointed by full members and is the highest decision-making body regarding GSEF projects & finance, the benefits and responsibilities of GSEF members, the election of the Chair City/Steering Committee members, and the selection of the host city for the next General Assembly. 


GSEF Chair City and Co-Chair Cities

The chair city is elected at the General Assembly and is represented by two representatives, from respectively the city government and the representative social economy network. The chair city represents the GSEF and presides over the meetings of GSEF. Currently, the chair city is the City of Bordeaux (France). Since 2021, member cities are elected as Regional Co-Chair Cities for a two-year mandate with a mission to drive and foster GSEF's work in their respective regions. 


GSEF Steering Committee

The GSEF Steering Committee consists of co-chairs, elected Steering Committee members, and two representatives of the host city of the next General Assembly. The GSEF Steering Committee shall hold an official meeting at least once a year. The Committee is responsible for the audit and the execution of GSEF projects, the review of membership applications, and the review of candidacies of cities for hosting the General Assembly.


GSEF Secretariat

The GSEF Secretariat is located in Bordeaux. It is responsible for the execution and reporting of all decisions from the General Assembly and the Steering Committee. It is also responsible for holding the General Assembly and other meetings as required.