The Steering Committee is responsible for the overall planning and execution of Aarhus Symposium. This includes a wide range of tasks such as choosing the organisers for a given year, facilitating intergroup collaboration, developing the culture of the organisation, communicating with external supporting organisations, and reporting monthly to the Executive Board.
Each year, the Steering Committee finds a team of organisers by posting openings for various positions in the organisation, having interviews with applicants, and setting up the overall organisational structure. This also includes making adjustments to best reflect the challenges the groups will confront in their everyday work. The Steering Committee’s primary objective is to create a strong organisation for the years to come.
In a project-orientated organisation such as Aarhus Symposium, it is of the utmost importance that all groups work together and communicate effectively. It is the Steering Committee’s responsibility to provide a platform where communication flows as smoothly as possible.
The Steering Committee maintains the culture of professionalism and feedback from year to year. It is the responsibility of the Steering Committee to encourage feedback within and across groups so that the organisers develop and learn as much as possible from their work with Aarhus Symposium. The groups cooperate closely with the members of the Steering Committee to ensure high levels of feedback and quality of work.
Any communication and agreements that are beyond the normal scope of partnerships must involve the Steering Committee in order to ensure the sustainability of the organisation.