Governing Board Elections 2014 – Call Closed!

Governing Board Elections 2014: the results

The EuroScience call for new Governing Board Members has been closed. Here are the final results.

  • EuroScience has considerably extended and profiled its activities over the past few years. Read more below (note1).
  • Our mission, being the European grassroots organization of scientists and all those taking an interest in science, and being the voice of European researchers, across disciplines and countries while promoting dialogue with researchers worldwide, can only be accomplished by being active within EuroScience and join forces with all others with overlapping aims. Read more below (note 2).

Role of Governing Board Members

This is what we expect from members of EuroScience Governing Board. They should not only bring their expertise, experience and variety of views to provide effective guidance to the Association. We want them to show leadership in chairing EuroScience Working Groups, EuroScience local sections, in actively bringing forward European discussions, including through our webzine EuroScientist and representing EuroScience in such discussions, to be actively working with our partners, to lead EuroScience’s involvement in European projects, and of course to take part in the committees, the contact with members, the fundraising and all other activities that a vibrant EuroScience requires.

Statutory requirements

Members of the Governing Board are elected for four years, once renewable.

Who can stand for election? All EuroScience members having paid their 2014 membership fee can stand for election. To pay your membership fee or to check your current membership status please login on the website. Since EuroScience membership years start at the day your payment has been received, your current membership year should not yet have finished on the day members can start to vote for you on 21 March.

Next steps in the procedure

EuroScience will review whether your candidacy meets all formal requirements. The Governing Board has set up a Search Advisory Committee who may approach candidates for a brief interview by phone or Skype, and suggest perhaps to consider once more one or more aspects of your motivation letter.

The list of candidates will be announced on 21 March 2014, 14.00 CET on the EuroScience website.

Voting will be only possible on the website and be open until 22 May 2014, 14.00 CET.

The results will be announced Friday 23 May 2014.

Note1

EuroScience has considerably extended and profiled its activities over the past few years Our ESOF conferences are now the major general European science conferences which you don’t want to miss. Our webzine EuroScientist is becoming a centre for lively and highly visible debates for example on the plight of scientists in Southern Europe in times of austerity, on Open Access and on Careers in Science. Our policy and position papers on Horizon 2020, the problems of Italian geologists or the Russian Academy of Sciences draw attention. We are preparing debates in the run up to the elections for the European Parliament in May 2014 to remind European and national politicians of the importance of science and their past promises. We create new Local Sections to help you build next to virtual also vibrant local platforms. We participate in high-profile European projects for example on Tools for Responsible Research and Innovation. With other organizations we want to create a Platform for independent, often bottom-up organizations for Young Researchers in Europe. And we want a European-wide call for action to convince public authorities and private companies that investing in research and innovation is the way forward to sustainable growth, jobs and social development. Not least, we have formed a partnership with the key grassroots organizations in the US, China, India and Brazil.

Note2

EuroScience is the European grassroots organization of scientists and all those taking an interest in science. It is the voice of European researchers, across disciplines and countries; promoting dialogue with researchers worldwide. Its objectives are:

  • Engaging with policymakers, business and society to create a stronger Europe through science
  • Convening partnerships to work on careers, rights and responsibilities of scientists and key issues of science policy.
  • Promoting transparency of, and providing information on European STI policies
  • Advancing science for the pursuit of knowledge, prosperity and global development, and for addressing transdisciplinary global challenges.

The members of the Governing Board are elected for four years and are re-eligible twice (i.e for a total of 8 years maximum).