ESARDA is an association established by an Agreement, which has legal force according to the Belgian law. In 2007 there are 25 Parties to this agreement plus 7 individual member.
The Association is ruled by a Steering Committee that consists of all Parties of the Agreement. Each Party has one vote. Associated and Individual members may attend the meetings but do not have any voting rights.
The Steering Committee elects a President and a vice President for a duration of two years.
The Association has a Secretary, who is in charge of the daily management.
The Association is managed by an Executive Board, whose members are appointed by the Steering Committee for fours years, in representation of 5 Parties. The Euratom Safeguards Office has a permanent observer in the Executive Board.