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ELI Election 2017 OPEN

The ELI’s third Council elections, electing half of the Council seats, will take place at the General Assembly in Vienna on 6 and 7 September 2017, giving Fellows enough time to cast their votes for their preferred candidates. The election procedure is governed by the ELI Election Byelaw adopted in Council Decision 2013/5 of 2 April 2013, which can be consulted here. The list of remaining Council members, whose mandate lasts until 2019, can be consulted here.  

The elections are prepared and administrated by the ELI Secretariat and overseen by the Returning Officer, Dr Irmgard Griss (Speaker of the Senate). The election procedure is divided into two phases:


The full list of endorsed candidates will be published no later than two months before the elections. Every ELI Fellow, present at the meeting of the General Assembly, is entitled to vote. Proxy voting is possible, with the number of proxies limited to one proxy per Fellow in attendance. The elected candidates become members of the Council on the condition that they accept their election.

The first meeting of the newly elected Council will follow after the announcement of the election results on 7 September. This meeting will be the venue of the election of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer and the four other members of the Executive Committee. It is therefore important that candidates who stand for election as a new Council member arrange their schedule so as to enable them to take part in the meeting.


Nomination and endorsement phase

The nomination and endorsement phase lasts from 28 April to 16 June. In order to stand, each candidate must submit a completed nomination form together with a portrait photo. The form can be downloaded here. You can submit the nomination form by sending it together with a portrait photograph to the ELI Secretariat at: elections@europeanlawinstitute.eu, where staff will upload the information onto the MyELI platform for other Members to see.

All nominations must be endorsed by five Fellows. Candidates cannot endorse their own nominations. Endorsements can be given electronically via email to elections@europeanlawinstitute.eu during the same period (28 April to 16 June). Fellows who would like to stand are encouraged to send their nomination forms as soon as possible in order to provide other Fellows with adequate time to endorse them before the deadline passes on 16 June.

Alternatively, nominations will be considered complete and endorsed if nomination forms are submitted to the ELI Secretariat no later than 16 June together with completed endorsement forms from five ELI Fellows. The endorsement form can be downloaded here. All forms must be sent to elections@europeanlawinstitute.eu. These candidates’ profiles will be uploaded onto the MyELI platform and labelled as ‘endorsed’.

Each ELI Fellow may endorse an unlimited number of candidates. The names of endorsers will be visible only to the Returning Officer and support staff in the Secretariat.


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