In its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan, the Institut Pasteur has committed to making proposals designed to ensure that the governance of the Network is “more balanced and participative” with “a more structured economic model”, leading to a fundamental rethink of the “evolution of the status of the Pasteur International Network association such that it is able to meet its objectives”.

A scientific strategy has been jointly developed and approved by the Board of Directors during a meeting held at the Centre Pasteur in Cameroon on 12 November 2019.

In November 2019, during its General Meeting, the Association “unanimously encouraged the International Affairs Department of the Institut Pasteur to take action to develop the structure of the representative body of the Institut Pasteur International Network, while keeping members regularly informed” (Eighth Resolution). On 9 July 2020, the Institut Pasteur therefore presented to the Board ¬†of the Association a proposal to implement such action.

On 19 October 2020, a note was circulated by the Association to Network members proposing the format of a new form of governance. The members validated the draft proposal of changes (hereafter referred to as the “new form of governance”) at the General Meeting of the Association held on 20 November 2020.