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Elections and Appointments

Discover the structure, the elections process and appointments of members of the ESC Board Committee for Young Cardiovascular Professionals.

Applications are over.


Long-term structure

Members of the Committee

From September 2020, the ESC Board Committee for Young Cardiovascular Professionals will be composed of 22 members:

  • One Chair, nominated by the ESC President-Elect,
  • One Vice Chair, nominated by the ESC President-Elect,
  • Six NCS representatives (three with voting rights and three NCS deputies with no voting rights)
  • Twelve representatives from each of the 12 subspecialty young groups, appointed by their boards directly
  • Two ESC advisors may be called upon as senior referents and will be nominated by the ESC President-Elect

Length of mandate

The Chair is appointed for a maximum two year term. The NCS representatives serve a maximum four-year term (two years as NCS deputy representatives and two years as NCS full representatives). The subspecialty representatives and the two ESC advisors from the ESC Board serve for a maximum two-year term. None of the members of the ESC Board Committee for Young Cardiovascular Professionals can be re-elected for another term.


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NCS Representatives Elections


The NCS deputy representatives elections take place every two years in spring. The newly elected members take up their positions at the following ESC Congress every even-numbered year at the start of the mandate of the ESC President.

In 2022, the three NCS deputy representatives elected in 2020 will become NCS full representatives (for 2022-2024). They will be from three different countries. The national young leaders from those three countries will not be able to apply for the positions of the new NCS deputy representatives (2022-2024).

The NCS representatives (2020-2022) are:

  • Dr. Ricardo Ladeiras Lopes, Portugal
  • Dr. Amia Rakisheva, Kazakhstan
  • Dr. Harri Silvola, Finland

Candidates for NCS deputy representatives

Criteria of eligibility
  • Young chair of a National Cardiac Society
  • Must be under 40 years old (the date considered will be the first day of the ESC Congress at the year of the elections)
  • Be an ESC Professional Member (Young) from an ESC member country
  • The six NCS representatives must come from six different NCS countries (candidates for the three positions of NCS deputy representatives must come from different countries to the previous three NCS deputy representatives)

NB: for the 2020 elections, candidates from Kazakhstan, Portugal and Finland will not be able to apply.

The application must include
  • Background CV (if in training, the mention of the expected date for the end of training should be indicated)
  • Cover letter: reasons and motivation for wishing to serve on the ESC Board Committee for Young Cardiovascular Professionals (projects, ideas and vision), fields of interest (scientific and non-scientific)
  • Supporting letter from the President of the referent National Cardiac Society
  • Signed application document that will be visible to all voters if you are in the final slate
  • Signed statement and permission form
  • Signed guidance elections document