Upcoming ESEE elections and call for nominations – the extension of the nomination period

It is time for elections again! ESEE will be holding two separate but parallel elections, one for ordinary Board Members and one for Student Representatives, in November 2017.

This year, the terms of office of seven ESEE Board Members and of our Student Representative are ending after 3 years. Since according to the ESEE Constitution, the ESEE Board can consist of up to two Student Representatives, in this year’s elections, we aim to fill the positions of seven Board Members and of two Student Representatives.

Our election committee is chaired by the ESEE President Irene Ring, with further members Joan Martinez-Alier from Spain, Eva Cudlinova from Czech Republic and our Student Representative Ellen Stenslie from Norway.

The society is seeking nominations later this year from members with an interest in playing an active role in the ESEE Board. Being elected to the Board provides an opportunity to work in a well-motivated team and influence the direction of the Society and Ecological Economics in Europe.

How to become a nominee?

To become a nominee the person has to be an active (paying) member of ESEE and supported by five ESEE members eligible to vote. All nominations for elections shall be made in writing to the secretariat, using the email-address: esee.elections@gmail.com and must be received by Monday, 6 November 2017.

  • Nomination shall include the names of the supporters. Supporters are asked to express their support directly to the secretariat (esee.elections@gmail.com) up by the same deadline.
  • A photo, brief CV and 5 lines on the motivation for working in the Board shall be provided to be put on the ESEE and ISEE websites for the election period.
  • Nominees for student representatives have to prove their continuing student status.

How to vote?

Information on the candidates and the voting procedure will be given on the ESEE (https://www.ecolecon.eu/) and ISEE (http://www.isecoeco.org/) websites. However, as only active (paying) ESEE members are entitled to stand for elections and vote for the ESEE Board, we encourage you to renew your membership as soon as possible. This membership renewal reminder goes to our student members as well. Only active student members will be able to stand and vote for the post(s) dedicated to representing students.

If you have any questions regarding nominations and/or elections do not hesitate to contact us.

Best wishes,

Begum Ozkaynak, ESEE Secretary