Within the framework of the right of association recognised in Article 24b (Title I) of the Staff Regulations of the European University Institute, a trade union section linked to the Brussels section of the Union of European and International Civil Servants (SFEI) was created on 2 May 1977. The aim of the EUI-US Florence is to defend the interests of all staff members, without distinction as to category (permanent staff, contract staff, active and retired staff) or nationality. The European University Institute has two categories of staff with different statuses: administrative staff and academic staff. At present, more than one hundred people are enrolled, which is more than 50% of the administrative staff of the EUI. US-IUE Florence is the only trade union present at the European University Institute. An Executive Committee is elected by the enrolled staff, according to the regulations of the Statute and since 2015 by electronic voting. The representatives do not have a real secondment, but have the possibility to meet during working hours and to carry out missions when necessary. The current nine-person Committee was appointed on 21 February 2019 for a period of three years.