Legal Status

The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) is the federation of ergonomics and human factors societies around the world entitled as international organization founded in Zurich (Switzerland) pursuant to article 60 et seq of the Swiss Civil Code. Currently IEA is officially registered in the municipality of Thônex, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.

Structure of The IEA

The IEA is the coalition of the Federated Societies. There are also the Affiliated Societiesthe IEA Networks, and the IEA Sustaining Members in the Association.

The governing body of the IEA is the Council. The Council consists of representatives of Federated Societies and elected Officers of the IEA. The Council makes all major decisions concerning the IEA, including rule changes, general policy, activities, admissions, election of officers and budget. Council admits all new members of the IEA in any category and will terminate membership for good cause. The Affiliated Societies and other non-voting members can attend the Council meeting as observers.

The Officers of the IEA are the President, Vice President & Secretary General, and Vice President & Treasurer. The Officers are responsible for the management of the IEA affairs, in accordance with the IEA mission and goals.

The Executive Committee consists of the Officers, Chairs of IEA Standing Committees and ex-officio members. The immediate Past President of the IEA, the Chairman of the next IEA Triennial Congress and the IEA Historian are ex-officio members of the Executive Committee. Other ex-officio members can be appointed by the President. The Executive Committee is responsible for management of IEA activities and programs in accordance with the objectives of the IEA.

The Technical Committees are formed as a platform to discuss and exchange up-to-date information on particular ergonomics fields.

Past IEA Officers and Meetings