Within SEH, there are currently three Committees established.
The Conservation committee is concerned with conservation of the herpetofauna in all parts of Europe and adjacent regions, and members form the European Reptile and Amphibian Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission. Results of the Conservation committee work is published in Amphibia-Reptilia and elsewhere.
The Mapping Committee is devoted to plotting species distributions, and has published the Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Europe (1997) and in 2012 a New Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Europe (NA2RE).
The The Taxonomic Committee of SEH deals with the taxonomic and nomenclatural status of the European herpetofauna.