The backbone of EMNIE is the European IE students. The students involved in EMNIE incorporate both the skills required for sustainability careers and an open-minded approach towards other cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural issues. The EMNIE shall be a pure student self-governed organization registered at European Erasmus Mundus Education with fluid hosting by a sub-organization at one participating university each year. Local student organizations shall closely cooperate with EMNIE to organize annual pan- European wide events and invite students from partner universities to join. EMNIE is responsible for theme development, cohesion work and fund raising to fully support local organizations and events.