The Council of the ILERA is composed of the representatives of the Full Members, these can be national or regional associations, the primary purpose of which is the advancement of knowledge and research in labour and employment relations; each Council member has one vote. The Council elects the President and the members of the Executive Committee. The Council meets once every three years, on the occasion of the ILERA World Congress, and gives the Executive Committee such general guidance or instructions as it deems appropriate.