ELIAMEP is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, which consists of distinguished individuals from various professional backgrounds. Its BoD has also set up an International Advisory Board with the participation of distinguished personalities from around the world who contribute to the strengthening of its European and international presence. The Board of Directors is also getting advice on strategic issues by members of the Honorary Council. There is also an Advisory Committee which helps the Foundation plan its future direction and activities.
It is staffed by a substantial number of highly-qualified research staff, research associates and interns usually affiliated to in on the basis of specific projects, headed by the Director General, as well as a smaller team of experienced permanent administrative staff, headed by the Deputy Director.