By Laws

The by-laws were approved by the Belgian Ministry of Justice under the law of 27 June 1921 on domestic non-profit associations, international non-profit associations and foundations. The constitution of the Board of Directors, made up of a majority of public members and a minority of industry members, follows closely the format of the ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research.

Click here for a copy of the By Laws as approved by the Royal decree of April 12th 2005, amended  on 18th February 2010 (published on 3rd March in Moniteur belge) and amended on 15th February 2016 (published on 22nd March in Moniteur belge)

The original and amended versions in French are available on request to

ERAB is a foundation of public utility (a charity), registered enterprise number (and VAT number) 0875.302.264.

While the 2016 amendment allows for the Chairman and the members of the Advisory Board to receive a reasonable fee they have unanimously rejected this possibility. The next edition of the by-laws will state that the Advisory Board are expected to work pro bono.