‚ÄčEIOPA has a legally binding mediation role to facilitate an impartial settlement of disagreements between national competent authorities  in cross border and/or cross-sectoral situations. This role is conducted by the Mediation Panel, which consists of EIOPA's Chairman who also chairs the Panel, two members and four substitutes. All the members of the Panel are appointed by EIOPA's Board of Supervisors from among its Voting Members and Permanent Representatives. The term of office of the Panel's members and alternates is two years, with the possibility of one renewal.