The structure of CCIVS (Chapter III of the Constitution(pdf)) includes:
- The General Assembly of the members (GA)
- The Executive Committee (EC)
- The Secretariat
The General Assembly is the highest governing body of CCIVS. It is composed of full and associated members and it is held at least once in three years. All member organisations(pdf) have the right to participate in the GA. The GA shall elaborate a programme of action deciding and structuring the activities, the priorities and responsibilities for activities in the period between General Assemblies.
The Executive Committee is responsible for directing the work of CCIVS in the framework of the constitution and the policies and resolutions of the GA. The composition of the EC shall ensure a proper continental and regional representation of the full member organisations of CCIVS. It meets at least once a year and is convened at the request of the President.
The Secretariat is composed of the Director and other staff members who shall have an agreed fixed contract of employment. The Director is responsible for smooth functioning of the Secretariat and reports to the EC and the President on implementation of the decision of the GA and EC. The Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day administration of CCIVS, ensures liaison with the member organisations, direct the different services of the headquarters and assists member organisations in the fulfilment of any project or task which may be entrusted to them by the GA or the EC.