The Board of Governors at the FGYO is responsible for decision making regarding priority measures, programs and reports, and adopting guidelines for grant attribution. Its sessions are held annually, alternately in France and Germany, as well as each time presidents Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Minister of Education, and Franziska Giffey, Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in Germany, deem it necessary.
The Board of Governors is composed of 14 members and their respective representatives with their terms lasting three years. Both Ministers in Youth Affairs or their representatives chair the board while the other 12 are appointed by both governments. Their roles include:
Mrs Bettina Bundszus-Cecere, Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and YouthAlternate member: Mr Uwe Finke-Timpe, General Adviser to the Minister, Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Mr Jean-Benoît Dujol, Interministerial Delegate for Youth, Head of Youth, Adult Education and Voluntary WorkAlternate member: Mr Nicolas Peretti, Foreign Relations Office, Directorate of Youth, Adult Education and Voluntary Work
Mr Michel Tarran, Delegate for the relation with the civil society and partnerships, delagation for the relation with the civil society and partnerships, Ministry of Foreign and European AffairsAlternate member: Mr Laurent Albert, Head of Germany, Alpine and Adriatic Europe Division, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Dr. Bertram von Molkte, Federal Foreign OfficeAlternate member: Mrs Karin Foistner, Federal Foreign Office
Mrs Jutta Kruthoffer-Röwekamp, Federal Ministry of FinanceAlternate member: Mrs Diana Claudia Wesche, Federal Ministry of Finance
Mr Eric Gissler, Inspector General of Finance, Ministry for the Economy and FinanceAlternate member: Mr Alain Dorison, Honorary Inspector General of Finance, ERAFP
N.N.Alternate member: Minister Ulrich Commerçon, State Minsitry of Saarland for Education and Culture
Mrs Elsa Schalck, Vice-president of the Regional Council of Grand Est, Member of the French Regions AssociationAlternate member: Mr Yann Wehrling, Regional Councillor of Ile de France, Member of the French Regions Association
Honourable Member Bruno Studer, Chairman of the Commission on Culture and Education, National AssemblyAlternate member: Honourable Member Frédéric Reiss, National Assembly
Mr Matern von Marschall, Member of the BundestagAlternate member: Mrs Daniela de Ridder, Member of the Bundestag
Ms Florine Durand, French National Youth CommitteeAlternate member: Mrs Jamila Mohammad
Ms Barbara Bißfort, Bund der Deutschen LandjugendAlternate member: Mr Marc Zander, Deutscher Bundesjugendring
The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) is an international organization working for Franco-German cooperation, which has enabled nearly 9 million young people from France and Germany to participate in 320,000 exchange programs since 1963.