The STOA Panel forms an integral part of the structure of the European Parliament. It is composed of 27 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who are nominated by eleven permanent Committees of the Parliament: AGRI, CULT, EMPL, ENVI, IMCO, INTA, ITRE, JURI, LIBE, REGI and TRAN. The EP Vice-President responsible for STOA is a Member of the Panel ex officio. The members of the STOA Panel are appointed for a renewable two-and-a-half-year period. The list of members is available below. The STOA Bureau is comprised of the STOA Chair, the STOA 1st Vice Chair and the STOA 2nd Vice Chair, all three elected by the STOA Panel, and the EP Vice-President responsible for STOA.
The STOA Panel carries the political responsibility for STOA’s work. The Panel decides on all STOA’s activities. In its meetings the Panel reviews progress and hears presentations of ongoing or recently-completed projects. The Panel meetings are open to the public and can be followed via webstreaming. All MEPs are invited to participate, but only Panel members vote.