WEC has three permanent Standing Committees - Programme, Studies and Communications and Outreach - which meet twice a year and report to the Executive Assembly.
These Standing Committees are responsible for carrying out the WEC work programme and other activities outlined in their mandate in the WEC bylaws.
WEC Member Committees are invited to nominate persons to serve on the WEC Standing Committees. These nominations are reviewed by the WEC Chair, who selects a slate of names based on experience, geographical balance and the needs of the particular Standing Committee. The slate is submitted to the WEC Officers Council for approval and then forwarded to the Executive Assembly for information.
Standing Committee member terms are three years - from one Congress to the next. Members may serve no more than two terms.
The Programme Committee directs WEC's technical work and regional programme (including the Regional Action Plans) and is responsible overall for the Congress theme and programme content.
The Studies Committee organises and directs the WEC Studies Programme, which includes WEC's global, topical studies. It also oversees WEC's policy statements and liaises with the Programme Committee on studies undertaken as part of the regional programme.
The Communications & Outreach Committee is responsible for promoting WEC's visibility and global reach, developing and implementing the WEC Communications Plan, developing and delivering WEC's key messages, interacting with the media, overseeing the WEC website and developing new strategic partnerships.