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EHRA Executive Board Elections 2022-2024



"This year, the EHRA Nominating Committee has opted not to ‘nominate’ a limited list of candidates for the Executive Board elections. Rather, we have specified the criteria that candidates need to adhere to. You will find those below. The Nominating Committee will ensure that all candidates for the Executive Board elections are qualified according to these criteria, and that those who are qualified can all participate.

Therefore, the Executive Board elections may take two rounds: if none of the candidates has more than 51% of the votes after the first (electronic) election round, the two best placed candidates will participate in a second round."

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Prof. Hein Heidbuchel
2020-2022 EHRA Nominating Committee chair

Timelines

  • 15 October - 15 December 2021: candidate applications open
  • 17 December 2021 (23:59 CET): closing of EHRA membership with voting rights
  • 12 January 2022: announcement of all applications received
  • 17 January 2022: interview of the candidates confirmed eligible for the position of President-Elect
  • 25 January 2022: announcement of all acceptable candidates according to constitutional criteria: the election slate
  • 25 January - 22 February 2022 (23:59 CET): online voting 1st round
  • 3 - 24 March 2022 (23:59 CET): online voting 2nd round (for positions with no one above 51% in 1st round for the President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer positions)
  • 4 April 2022: announcement of the results during the EHRA General Assembly to be held during the EHRA 2022, 3-5 April in Copenhagen.

Open Executive Board positions

  • President-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • 5 Nominating Committee Members

Criteria

According to the Constitution

ARTICLE 3 – MEMBERS & FELLOWS

  • A member is considered eligible for voting after one month of membership. Payment of an annual membership fee is obligatory to be considered as a member
  • Only EHRA Members of the ESC Member Countries can have voting rights
  • Only EHRA Members holding voting rights may stand for Board positions
  • EHRA affiliated members are not eligible for EHRA Board positions

ARTICLE 9 – PROCEDURES FOR ELECTIONS OF BOARD, NOMINATING COMMITTEE...

  • Candidates selected by the Nominating Committee for President-Elect must have been members of EHRA for (at least) the last two years and must have either served in the EHRA Governing board, Executive Committee or as Chairperson, Co-Chair, Department Chair or Coordinator in one of EHRA Committees at least once
  • Candidates for the positions of Secretary and Treasurer must have served on the previous or current Boards or as previous Committee Members, Committee Chairs, Co-chairs, Department Chairs, or Coordinators
  • Only members who have paid their membership dues are eligible to vote. The members voting in any election must have been EHRA members for at least one month before the candidates' selection is made public by the EHRA Nominating Committee Chair

ARTICLE 7 – ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Members of the EHRA Nominating Committee will only be eligible as candidates for election/or selection to the Board after a period of four years following the expiry of their term of office as a member of the Nominating Committee

As a summary, here are for each positions the requirements:

President-Elect
  • EHRA Members with voting rights
  • Prior or current Board Executive Committee, or prior or current Committee or Department chair/co-chair or, prior or current coordinator.

Please note members of Nominating Committee from 2017-2018 are not eligible.

Secretary and Treasurer
  • EHRA Member with voting rights
  • Prior or current Committee or Department chair/co-chair or prior or current coordinator or committee member
Nominating Committee
  • EHRA Members with voting rights
  • Agree not to be a candidate for election after a period of four years following the expiration of their term

The Nominating Committee will balance the number of male and female candidates.

Please note members of Nominating Committee from 2017-2018 are not eligible.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA will be taken into consideration for the elected positions (President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer)

  • Proficient in English
  • An active career at the time of taking office
  • In clinical practice (for at least 30%) at the time of application
  • No significant conflict of interest according to the ESC DOI. The ESC Declaration and Management of Conflict of Interest Policy is available here: ESC Declaration and Management of Conflict of Interest Policy.

To apply

Voting rights

Only members from ESC Countries can have voting rights.

Only those that have a paid membership by 17 December 2021 (23:59 CET) are eligible to vote
Join or renew your membership

If you have any questions, please contact EHRA at ehra@escardio.org

Take a look at EHRA Constitution and Annual reports for further information.