The members are appointed for a two year period and meet once a year at the committee’s plenary meeting.
The day-to-day operations of the committee are handled by the executive committee which typically meets 4 times a year. The actual tasks are executed by the committee by setting up subcommittees. These subcommittees consist of the committee’s own members supplemented by non-members as needed. These subcommittees are dissolved once the imposed task has been solved. However, in practice some of the subcommittees are of a permanent character. See below for a list of the subcommittees.
The tasks of the committee are: