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Country Vice-Presidents

The role of Country VPs:

The position of ECSB Country Vice-President has been created to enable ECSB to reach out more effectively to its Members across every country in which it has a presence. The primary role of a Country VP is to act as the ECSB representative for that country and as an intermediary in terms of acting as a channel of communication between the Board and Members. The Country VP represents the views of national members of ECSB to the ECSB Board but also promotes the mission and vision of ECSB among national ECSB members.

 

ECSB Country Vice-Presidents (VPs) – Call for Applications

ECSB has launched a Call for new Country Vice-Presidents.

The Application Deadline is 7 December 2020.

Send your Application to: info@ecsb.org

The responsibilities of Country VPs:

  1. Being the representative of national ECSB members for the ECSB Board and notably maintaining a dialogue about how the organization can best meet their needs;
  2. Promoting the activities of ECSB at a national level, and taking steps to increase the notoriety and membership of ECSB at a national level (e.g., by stimulating academics to participate in ECSB conferences and other activities sponsored by ECSB);
  3. Taking steps to increase the membership of ECSB at a national level and to liaise with national organizations;
  4. Working in partnership with the ECSB Board by organizing national co-branded events with the ECSB within its mission (e.g., workshops, conferences, policy forums);
  5. Participating in two annual country VPs meetings (which can be online) and submitting an annual report of their activities to the Board, one month before the ECSB Board meeting in November.

The privileges of Country VPs:

  1. The recognition in the academic community on national and international level;
  2. The visibility as the Country VP in the ECSB communication channels;
  3. An Award for the most active Country VP handed at the RENT Conference each year.

The election process:

  1. The application consists of a short motivation letter where the candidate states his/her previous commitment to ECSB but also his/her planned contribution to ECSB. The application has to be supported by two other ECSB members, preferably from the country represented by the VP.
  2. The candidate for the position of Country VP has to be a member of ECSB when standing for the election.
  3. The selection of candidates for Country VPs is based on a majority of Board members and is subject to annual reconfirmation.

Current Country-VPs

Belgium  

Frank Janssen

Czech Republic

Jarmila Šebestová

Denmark

Martin Senderovitz

France

Adnane Maaloui

 Germany

 Kerstin Ettl

Ireland

Therese Moylan

Italy

Francesca Cesaroni

 Latvia

Arnis Sauka

Netherlands

Ruud Koopman

Norway

Gry Agnete Alsos

Poland

Julita Wasilczuk 

Portugal 

Soumodip Sarkar 

Romania 

Ovidiu Nicolescu

Secretary: Iulia Sirbu

Serbia 

Radmila Grozdanic

Slovakia 

Anna Pilková

Spain

Cristina Díaz-Garcia

Sweden 

Mats Westerberg

Turkey 

Hande Karadag

United Kingdom 

Renata Osowska