The Centre for European and Transition Studies is an independent institution within the University of Latvia, under the auspices of the Vice-Rector. Due to its multidisciplinary character, the Center is in close cooperation with the members from other faculties.

The governing body of CETS is an Executive Board. CETS is headed by a Director appointed by the Executive Board. In addition, an Advisory Council has been established, which includes representatives from the government, Latvian and foreign academic institutions, EU experts and NGOs.

Tatjana Muravska, University of Latvia and Jean Monnet Professor

Juris Krūmiņš, Professor, Vice-Rector, University of Latvia

 Ringolds Balodis, Professor
 Daina Bāra, Associate Professor
 Žaneta Ozoliņa, Professor

 Solvita Harbaceviča, European Court of First Instance (Luxembourg)
 Kestutis Kriščunas, Professor, Institute of Europe, Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
 Inna Šteinbuka, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Latvia