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According to the ESC Working Groups Governance Procedures, mandates of Working Group nucleus members are aligned on a two-year period; several positions will therefore be subject to renewal in 2020.
The governance of the ESC Working Groups is defined by the ESC Board approved procedures available online here.
According to these rules of governance, elections are organised every two years by electronic voting which is put in place with the support of the ESC staff
The elections are supervised by the Nominating Committee, who must ensure that the procedures detailed in this document are respected. You'll find the details of the Nominating Committees below.
The elections of the ESC Working Groups will be organised according to the same rules and timelines, as detailed below.
If you wish to receive any information about the 2020-2022 elections, we invite you to contact the chairperson of the relevant Nominating Committee.
The Chairperson-Elect is elected for a period of 2 years after which they automatically become Chairperson for 2 years and then Past-Chairperson for 2 years.
The position of Chairperson-Elect is open to the current and immediate-past voting nucleus members only.
Candidates must comply with the rules and eligibility criteria (respectively sections 5.1 and 5.2a of the ESC Working Groups Governance Procedures).
Candidacies are received by the Nominating Committee according to the procedure and requirements detailed in the call for candidates.
The Chairperson-Elect is elected by the voting nucleus members, in the year of the end of the mandate.
Ordinary nucleus members are elected for a period of two years, renewable once, if the elected term will not make them surpass the 12-year limit.
The positions of ordinary nucleus members are open to Working Group members with voting rights (as defined in article 6.2 of the ESC Working Group Governance Procedures).
Candidates must comply with the rules and eligibility criteria (respectively sections 5.1 and 5.3a of the ESC Working Groups Governance Procedures) and apply through the application form received by email.
Extract from section 5.1:
In all Working Group elections, the following rules must be respected:
Extract from section 5.3a:
Candidates to the position of ordinary nucleus member must comply with all of the rules detailed in section 5.1. In addition, the following eligibility criteria apply:
Working Group nucleus members are elected by members of that same Working Group with voting rights (as defined in Article 6.2 of the ESC Working Group Governance Procedures).
Extract from the ESC Working Group Governance Procedures, article 6.2:
Working Group members with voting rights are members of that same Working Group approved at the launch of the call for candidates, whose country of work is in an ESC Member Country.
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