Every two years, the EMS organizes a meeting of its governing body, the council. Delegates of mathematical societies, mathematical institutes and of the individual members meet to discuss recent and future activities of the society, conditions of mathematicians all over Europe, and initiatives to be taken in the future. The meeting in 2012 takes place in the weekend June 30 - July 1 in Krakow (Poland), just before the opening of the 6th European Congress of Mathematics; around 100 mathematicians will participate.
The EMS president, the executive committee and the ten other committees will report about their work. Council will have to decide about the future composition of the executive committee. It will also decide about the venue of the next European Congress in 2016. Council will host a panel discussion focusing on publishing in mathematics.
The main points of the agenda are on http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/system/files/CouncilAgenda12.pdf