On 2 September, the Monitoring and Evaluation Group, together with representatives from Värmland discussed the process of establishing the Political Election Committee. The proposal was made by Värmland (SE) at the 2016 General Assembly Bodo (NO) to establish a political election committee (EC) to prepare the elections at the coming General Assemblies. The proposal stated that, during the year prior to an election, the political election committee should explore amongst the members of the AER who may be suitable for AER assignments. In collaboration with the regions, the committee should discuss and generate data for identifying the skills and formal requirements to be associated with the various assignments.
Following this meeting, the Executive Board adopted the proposal to:
- Announce a call for nominations to a Political Election Committee of five politicians. Each of the members should be supported by one or more officers from their regions.
- Adopt the Elections Committee Procedures at a coming Executive Board meeting, preferably adjunct to the Bureau meeting in Vienna. The final EC Procedures should include a schedule, any upcoming amendments to the AER Statute and Procedures etc.
If you are interested in joining the Political Election Committee, please contact the AER secretariat (Céline Dawans, firstname.lastname@example.org, +32 2 400 10 54) Deadline for submitting nominations is 25 October.