Decision-making for iEARN-International is carried out by a Global Assembly made up of voting members from established iEARN Centres.
Current iEARN Centres:
Every two years, the iEARN-Assembly elects an Executive Council (EC) to carry out day-to-day responsibilities of the Assembly. Currently, the EC consists of Mourad Benali (MEARN/iEARN-Morocco), Mali Bickley (iEARN-Canada), and Jennifer Russell (iEARN-USA). The EC can be reached at ec @ iearn.org.
iEARN operates according to its Constitution, originally signed at the meeting of the iEARN Management Team, Puerto Madryn, Argentina, July 12, 1994. The Preamble and Goals and Principles are included below.
The vision and purpose of iEARN is to enable young people to undertake projects designed to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people.
GOALS AND PRINCIPLES
1. To develop friendly relations among youth of all nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples;
2. To encourage youth from all countries to learn and work co-operatively and collaboratively using telecommunications and other technology, to strengthen universal peace, to identify and take active part in resolving global problems facing the world;
3. To promote and encourage respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, culture, or religion;
4. To facilitate identification and sharing the different but complementary experiences of educational, academic and other national organizations with enduring educational infrastructures, and traditions throughout the world;
5. To share high-quality educational and other resources available in individual Member centres;
6. To provide a global infrastructure for a conceptual and action-based educational network that is open to all;
7. To share and transfer telecommunications technology, teaching methods and other resources with youth organizations, schools or individuals wishing to achieve the iEARN purpose and goals;
8. To assist in establishing training and support programs in each Centre;
9. To expand the network of financially and operationally sustainable iEARN Centres throughout the globe;
10. To work with umbrella organizations, academic bodies, universities, non-government organizations, and governments to establish a global community of concerned organizations and citizens with the express purpose of supporting the youth of the world in developing and implementing educational and humanitarian projects, especially projects of change and healing for the health and welfare of the planet;
11. To develop and maintain high-quality educational innovation;
12. To raise funds through local and global funding agreements to support these programs and goals.
iEARN welcomes partnerships with other organizations that share these goals. iEARN country programs work with educational, youth service, relief and development organizations, agencies, and institutions to build a network of opportunities for young people to work together on programs that make meaningful difference for the planet and its people.