ESGO Elections

Elections of ESGO Council Members 2019 – 2023

In accordance with the Bylaws, the ESGO Caouncil shall be composed of sixteen (16) duly elected Council members including the Executive Officers. The term of office for elected Council members is four (4) years, the term of office for the elected Officers is two (2) years. In order to ensure the continuity of the society, elections are held biennially while half of the Council changes every 2 years (Council members elected in 2017 will hold office until 2021; Council members elected in 2019 will hold office until 2023).

ESGO Officers are elected by the ESGO Council, while ESGO Council members are chosen by a general election amongst ESGO members. All ESGO regular members (i.e. European members) are eligible to be nominated, vote and hold elective office or committee positions.

For the period 2019-2023, six (6) elected Council Member positions are open.


All ESGO regular members (i.e., European members) who hold active membership 2019 are given the opportunity to stand as a candidate through self-nomination.

Criteria for nomination:

  1. The candidate must be an ESGO Regular member of good standing and hold active membership in 2019
  2. Council members are expected to work for benefit of the Society, attend Council meetings and actively participate in activities and projects.
  3. The candidate must have good command of the English language.

Nominations are closed as of April 30, 2019.

Applications may be made by submitting all the below documents (in editable word format) via electoral email:

  • A motivation letter for the 2019 ESGO Council Elections  (maximum 250 words)
  • A short CV and photo (jpg)

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Final slot of candidates and eVoting Platform

Final slot of candidates :

The Nomination Committee, chaired by the Past President, composed of the President-Elect, the President and the Vice President, prepares a final slot of candidates ensuring a balanced representation of different geographic regions of Europe in the future Council.

View final slots of Candidates announced on Aug 262019.  Voting will be completed electronically via the special electoral email that will be sent to all ESGO regular eligible members who hold the right to vote. Elections will be processed via the voting platform, from Aug 26, 2019, until Sep 29, 2019.

Society members with voting rights will be approached to cast their vote via a special voting email. The candidate who gets the simple majority of votes will be declared elected. In the case of a tie, the Nominating Committee will make the final decision. All votes are confidential.

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Electoral timetable:

Nominations                                March 18 – April 30, 2019

Final slot of candidates:                May 1 – June 27, 2019

Administration                             July 1- August 21, 2019

Final ballots:                               August 26 – September 29, 2019

Announcement of results:    November 2-5, 2019 (ESGO2019 International meeting, Athens, Greece)

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