Elections for a new Committee, Athens, 10th November 2012
The European Green Party Committee has been at work for the last 2 ½ years with a lot of commitment and pleasure. The mandate of the current Committee ends with the Autumn Council 2012. It is time for the parties to consider who will become the next Committee members. In Athens, on the 10th of November, at the 17th Council of the European Green Party the EGP Council will elect the next Committee for a three-year term, for 2012-2015.
European elections 2014
By far the most challenging task ahead is the preparation for the European elections in 2014. The coordination of the next common European election campaign will be one of the main priorities for the next Committee.
Committee at Work
The Committee is the executive body of the European Green Party and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the European Green Party. The Committee consists of 9 members; 4 members are elected by function (the two Co-Chairs, the Secretary-General and the Treasurer). The Committee is responsible for the permanent political representation of the European Green Party. The Committee meets for two-day meetings about 8 times a year at the EGP headquarters. Committee members without a specific function must allow for at least 60 days a year for the Committee work.
Committee members take on responsibilities for specific projects, the EGP's working groups and networks. For example, participation in the coordination team that prepares a Global Greens Congress, driving the development process of the common policies of the European Green Party or coordinating the local councillors network. Committee members are also responsible for the relations with the Member and applicant parties.
Call for candidates
In the call for candidates you will find all the relevant information about what is involved in the nominations and election processes (in the table on the bottom of the page you can download pdf files).
Each candidate must be nominated by a full member party and supported by at least two other full member parties. All nominations must specify the particular post for which the candidate is being proposed and must be accompanied by a brief introduction of the candidate.
Here you can find the relevant excerpts from the Statutes and the Rule Book which provide in detail: the composition, the general tasks and responsibilities, the task descriptions for the specific posts, the election procedure for of the Committee Members as well as the general provisions for election procedures.
More information? Contact us and/or visit us
If you would like to know more about the work in the Committee you can contact all Committee members as well as General Secretary Jacqueline Cremers. Candidates are very welcome to join us for a visit at the EGP office. We are organising Open Days on 7 & 8 September 2012, meant for interested candidates, to learn more about the work of the Committee in specific information sessions. On these days several EGP working groups will take place; some Committee members and the whole EGP team will be around and ready to answer any of your questions. Please inform us if you would like to participate (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline for presenting candidates
Nominations, letters of support and any additional material must reach the EGP office two months prior to the Athens Council, by email and at the latest on 10th September 2012 (midnight) to email@example.com
After the deadline we will prepare an overview with a list of the candidates and their presentations, which will then be distributed and posted on the EGP website.
Jacqueline Cremers, Secretary General
European Green Party