IEA Council Members at the 2018 Triennial Congress in Florence, Italy.

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. Affiliated Societies and other non-voting members can attend the Council meeting as observers.