An Executive Secretariat will be in charge of the overall functioning of the Panel and based in Paris, France. It will be responsible for the management of the research and dissemination activities, the organization of events, the development of the online platform, the communication and the social media, the fundraising, the human resources, and the financial reporting. The Executive Secretariat will be hosted by a well-established and independent French scientific foundation with adequate office space and positive operational externalities.

The Executive Secretariat is directed by Olivier Bouin (international network leader, France) with collaborators to implement the activities of the Panel with regard to management, events organization, IT development, communication, outreach and fundraising.