The structure of the EDW is horizontal in that all members have equal rights to participate in, and/or contribute to, all of the meetings and activities of the consortium.
All EDW members are part of the plenary group. Meetings take place regularly every 3 months. The plenary decides and controlles the working plans, new items and all actions.
The Executive Board consists of the Chairman, the Working Group leaders and the leader of the Advocacy Group. It advises the Chairman and is enabled to make adhoc decisions for the group. Pressing issues are discussed in monthly conference calls.
Working Groups and Advocacy & Regulatory Group:
In the working groups, the members work on a defined working plan and report back to the EDW Plenary. The Working Groups make up their working scheme independently.