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 Election Timeline

Friday 15 November 2019
Deadline for applications

Friday 17 January 2020
First slate validation and Nominating Committee announcement

Monday 24 February 2020
Final slate announced by the Nominating Committee

Monday 1 June 2020
Start of the electronic vote

Friday 26 June 2020
Electronic vote closed

Saturday 4 July 2020
Results published on the ESC website

*In case of inconclusive results, a second round will be conducted at the voting bureau at the time of the ESC Congress 2020 in Amsterdam.

ESC Elections

2020-2022 ESC Board, Nominating Committee and Audit Committee


The ESC Nominating Committee invites eligible candidates to apply for the various open positions on the ESC Board 2020-2022, Nominating Committee 2020-2022 and Audit Committee 2020-2022. 

Prof. J.J. Bax, Chairman of the ESC Nominating Committee


Dear Colleagues,

After our very successful ESC Congress in Paris, I hope everyone is full of energy to focus on the important tasks that lay ahead of us.

For the 2018-2020 ESC elections the Management Group is responsible for the conduction of the elections. I am addressing you as Chair of the Nominating Committee, the elected organ responsible for nominating candidates for the 2018-2020 ESC elections.

As we are approaching the term of the ESC Board 2018-2020, the ESC Nominating Committee 2018-2020 would like to invite you to present your proposals for the various open positions at the ESC Board 2020-2022, Nominating Committee 2020-2022 and Audit Committee 2020-2022. Please find below the detailed open positions:

  • 1 President Elect
  • 1 Secretary Treasurer
  • 3 Vice Presidents
  • 6 Councilors
  • 12 Nominating Committee members (6 elected by the National Cardiac Societies and 6  by the Scientific Constituents Bodies)
  • 1 (for the) Audit Committee

The deadline for submission of the proposals is November the 15th 2019.

I would like to draw your attention to a few important points in this regard, according to the ESC Statutes:

  1. Election to the Board: The Nominating Committee should propose more than one candidate for each voting position of the new Board. You are invited to propose names for the positions of President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, three Vice-Presidents and six Councilors.
    1. All candidates for voting members of the Board positions need to be Fellows of the ESC in good standing.
    2. Proposed candidates must be eligible according to the ESC Statutes and not have served in the same position in the past.
    3. Candidates for the position of President-Elect must be currently serving or have served in the immediately preceding Board as voting members or ex-officio voting members of the Board.
    4. The Constituent Bodies have the right and obligation to officially propose names of candidates, clearly stating the Board position for each of them. The Constituent Bodies can propose a candidate for one or more Board positions as shown below:
      Mr/Mrs Brown is proposed to serve as either:
    • Vice President of the ESC Board 2016-2018 or
    • Councilor of the ESC Board 2016-2018
    In this call for candidates, I would greatly appreciate you sending only names of candidates to be considered. The proposed candidates will be contacted to accept nomination, and related National Societies will be then contacted to endorse their candidates.
    In order to complete the candidacies to be considered by the Nominating Committee, candidates will need to provide:
    • A letter of endorsement of their own National Cardiac Society
    • A letter of support of at least one Constituent Body other than their own National Cardiac Society
    • A short CV
    • A letter of motivation outlining how they may contribute to the ESC as a Board Member
    • The Code of conduct and Statement forms duly completed and signed
    • The Permission forms duly completed and signed to allow access to their Declaration of Interest (DOI) and use of their photograph and CV
  2. Election to the Audit Committee: The Audit Committee consists of five members. The Ordinary General Assembly shall elect two members of the Audit Committee; one to represent the National Societies and one to represent the Associations, Councils and Working Groups. They shall serve for a four-year term.
  3. Election to the Nominating Committee: The Committee should also propose candidates for the new Nominating Committee: (i) a minimum of nine candidates, and no more than twelve, from the National Societies; and (ii) a minimum of nine candidates, and no more than twelve, from Associations, Councils and Working Groups.

You are invited to propose one or more names. We need to elect 12 members for the new Nominating Committee, six of whom will represent the National Societies and six will represent the Associations, Working Groups and Councils. Please note that members of the Nominating Committee are only eligible for a Board position 2 years after they finish their mandate at the Nominating Committee.

For both the Audit Committee as well as the Nominating Committee proposed candidates who accept nomination will need to provide:

  • A letter of endorsement only from their own National Society or from an Association, Working Group or Council, depending if they apply for a position representing National Societies or Associations, Working Groups and Councils
  • A short CV
  • The Code of Conduct and Statement forms duly completed
  • A letter of motivation
  • A completed Declaration of Interest (DOI) form online
  • The Permission forms duly completed and signed to allow access to their Declaration of Interest (DOI) and use of their photograph and CV

Please do bear in your mind that the rules defined by the updated ESC statutes approved in Barcelona August 2017 should be followed by everyone including the ESC Nominating Committee 2018-2020. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of doubt related with elections, open positions, candidates, rules or any other relevant information.

Contact: Sebastiën Brugman
Telephone: +31 6 46380492

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Jeroen J. Bax, FESC
ESC Immediate Past President