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Call for Executive Committee member

Following the resignation of a member of the Executive Committee and the proposal to postpone FYEG General Assembly in August, FYEG is opening a call for candidates to fill the vacant position in the Executive Committee until the General Assembly.

The deadline for applications is on Sunday April 26th, 23:59 CEST. The vote by Member Organisations will take place between April 28th - May 11th.

The Executive Committee is the second highest decision-making body of FYEG after the General Assembly and is responsible for running the organization between General Assemblies, including its political and communication activities as well as representing FYEG externally.

The Executive Committee of FYEG is composed of 8 members, including two co-Spokespersons, one Treasurer and five Board Members. At least half of them must be people who self-identify as woman, trans or genderqueer.

Being a member of the Executive Committee is a demanding and time consuming role, but it is also extremely rewarding with much cross Europe-traveling, a multicultural working environment, possibility to decide on FYEG’s development and being at the center of a pan European project. We are looking for people who believe in the green principles and are willing to voluntarily dedicate to this mission an average of 20 hours a week during the coming year.

The mandate of the new Executive Committee Member will last until the next General Assembly, planned to take place in Summer 2020. As the mandate will be short, we strongly encourage people who are also interested in running for FYEG Executive Committee for the year 2020-2021 to send their application now.

Together with the rest of the Executive Committee, the newly elected EC member will have the possibility to support FYEG’s work in different aspects. They mainly consist of preparing and running the various activities FYEG conducts throughout the year (such as the summer camp, seminars, training, conferences). It is highly recommended to have experience in managing and running such activities. Other tasks that EC Members must take on are the relations with the Member Organisations (MOs), Working Group support, all the communication tools of the federation including the e-magazine “Ecosprinter”, participation in other organisations’ activities. The work includes a lot of emailing, Skyping and other work behind your computer as well as a lot of traveling (when the travel restrictions will end). As an EC member you also represent the organization to our partners, member organisations, as well as legally for the Belgian state.

For questions contact the current EC members Antoine, Mina, Stefanie, Eleanor, Nils, Mariam and Stalo by email [firstname]@fyeg.org.

A mandate the Executive Committee of FYEG would offer you:

  • The opportunity to work for a dynamic, youth-powered, and growing European political youth organisation
  • The possibility to get familiar with European level (youth) policy and the field of European Youth NGOs
  • Space to work within the Green family on international, European, and national contexts
  • A chance to improve your professional, political, and activist skills and enhance them with hands-on experience
  • A possibility to work on a project basis in multicultural and international teams and through this develop your team-work and leadership skills
  • A lot of hard work and a lot of fun
  • A time you’ll never forget

Requirements

EC candidates should:

  • Not be older than 35 years old
  • Speak and write comfortably English (as a working language)
  • Be pro-active and have a sense of initiative
  • Have enough time and thus preferably not cumulate with other mandates
  • Have good organisational skills
  • Have an experience within one of FYEG Member organisations (MOs)
  • Be a good team player
  • Be responsible for the tasks undertaken, especially projects preparation, implementation and follow up in line with the team and the office
  • Be committed to the goals of FYEG and cannot be a member of another political party or a movement in contradiction with FYEG’s political platform
  • Be prepared to travel: there are approximately eight to ten statutory meetings a year that you need to attend; additionally you most probably will have responsibility for additional projects where you must be present, as well as many possibilities to participate in other international activities
  • Have regular Internet access and you should be prepared to do most of the communication online

Please take into consideration that the work in the EC is time consuming. 

Multiple positions holding

FYEG strives to have non-cumulation of positions. EC members have to be able to combine their commitments to FYEG with whatever other tasks they may have. Candidates to the EC have to lay open what other mandates and functions they have. People who self-identity as women or other marginalized gender, as well as other minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications

To apply please send the following documents to office@fyeg.org:

  • Filled-in application form (PDF/odt) (the form is available here)
  • A comprehensive motivation letter, explaining how your experiences match the profile, what you think you can contribute to FYEG and your vision on the role of a European political youth organization.
  • Outline of what your plans are within the organisation or your vision on FYEG
  • Detailed CV
  • A copy or scan of your passport/ID AND a copy or scan of a proof of residence (either from your local authorities or a water/ electricity/phone bill in your name showing your address).
  • A digital picture of you (at least 900px)
  • At least two letters of support, one being from the Member Organisation you belong to. (If that is not possible, the MO of which the candidate is from must provide an explanation of their rejection and the possible candidate has the right to provide a letter of justification. Both letters will be sent to all MOs and the GA will decide whether this person is admitted to be a candidate or not).

Please bear in mind that your CV, your motivation letter, the MO references and your plans outline will be publicly available on FYEG website, to all Member Organisations. FYEG implements the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Part of the data you will provide (except your ID card and proof of residence) will be publicly accessible on our website. If elected, your data will remain accessible on FYEG website at the latest until 1 year after the end of your mandate. If not elected, the data will be deleted up to three months after the end of the GA. For more information about FYEG’s privacy policy, please follow this link.