IENE is organised as follows, according to the statutes:
- General Assembly (GA)
- Steering committee (SC)
- Election committee (EC)
- Secretariat and hosting organisation
- National contact persons
- Working Groups (WG)
The membership can be both individual and/or tied to organisations that support the overall goals of IENE.
2. General Assembly (GA)
The IENE General Assembly (GA) is held regularly (currently every second year) and is the highest authority of IENE. The secretariat and SC presents the accounts, provisions and activities of the past and the coming year to the GA for approval. Both members and non-members can be invited to the GA but only members have voting rights.
GA takes decisions including changes in the Memorandum of Understanding (statutes), appointing or dismissing members of the SC, excluding existing members, dissolving the network and changes in its organisational structure.
3. Steering committee (SC)
The IENE steering committee (SC) leads the network, develops the overall strategy for IENE activities and projects and is responsible for fund raising for the IENE secretariat and IENE core activities. Members of the SC are elected at the biannual General Assembly of IENE members.
4. Election committee (EC)
The IENE election committee (EC) produces the proposals for the election of SC members. It is elected by the IENE General Assembly and consists preferably of persons who together represent a geographical and professional variation within the network.
5. Secretariat and hosting organisation
The secretariat operates on behalf of the Steering Committee with communication and information tasks. It works also as facilitator of IENE workshops and meetings, arranges and leads IENE international conferences, and coordinates other IENE activities.
The secretariat is hosted by an organisation which represents the physical address and legal body of IENE.
6. National contact persons
National contact persons are active IENE members who have been assigned by the SC and may be consulted by the SC for advice concerning matters related to their respective country. There may be several contact persons assigned for each country. These persons may engage higher ambitions, such as coordinating national activities.
7. Working groups (WG)
Working groups for IENE projects are assigned by the GA or the SC for specific tasks of the network. WG members are IENE members. WG may be responsible for projects like international conference, website and information, fund raising and annual meeting.