EVI is a non-profit organisation, established under German law as a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG). The founding institutions of EVI were Stockholm and Heidelberg Universities, and the current constituent members of the EEIG are the Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Rijswijk, NL; Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, DE; the Jenner Vaccine Foundation, Oxford, UK; Pasteur Institute, Paris, FR and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, IE.

EVI Board 


EVI is governed by a Board, representing each of the 5 constituent institutions of the EVI-EEIG. The Board is the highest decision-making body of EVI. The Board approves EVI policies and appoints the Executive Director, the Finance and Risk Management Committee (FRMC), the Board of Stakeholders and the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).

Scientific Advisory Committee


The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is composed of prominent scientists with expertise in different scientific subjects relating to infectious diseases, immunisation and vaccine research and development. SAC members serve initially for a term of three years. The committee operates independently of the EVI Board, and has the mission to advise the EVI Board on all matters of a scientific and technical nature.

Board of Stakeholders


The Board of Stakeholders (BoS) consists of EVI stakeholders from vaccine development and low income populations. The Board of Stakeholders (BoS) provides advice on research, development and access to vaccines as well as supporting fundraising efforts and outreach activities. The BoS consists of donors, scientists, vaccine developers and manufacturers, patient representatives, policy makers and other stakeholders with interest in vaccine development for poverty-related and emerging infectious diseases.

EVI Staff


EVI has an international team of committed staff and close collaborators. Our diverse team represents multiple nationalities and brings together experienced professionals with backgrounds in academia, non-profit organisations, the private sector and public institutions. EVI staff members implement the decisions of the EVI Board, liaise and negotiate with partners, oversee funded programmes and maintain financial and operational control systems.

Our headquarters are in Heidelberg, Germany.