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Call for Presidency - General Assembly 2021 (CLOSED)

The presidency is a body that presides over the General Assembly. Its members are responsible for managing the program, conducting the voting and ensuring smooth running of the General Assembly. It is a crucial body for the General Assembly and therefore we are looking for experienced activists who are motivated to commit substantial amounts of time during the General Assembly.

Tasks of the Presidency:

  • Chairing the plenary sessions and amendment sessions;
  • Preparing papers and amendments;
  • Managing the election processes and the voting processes efficiently;
  • Taking minutes of the meeting and ensuring that they are ready to be published two weeks after the General Assembly;
  • Counting the votes, tracking the quorum and absences;
  • Other minor logistical tasks

The presidency:

  • Consists of four to six people who must not be candidates to any positions at the General Assembly;
  • Is selected by the Executive Committee and confirmed by the General Assembly at the beginning of its proceeding;
  • The membership of the presidency is based on a geographical and gender balance as well as of people with solid experience in political processes, chairing meetings and taking minutes;
  • Presidency can be suspended and simultaneously replaced with an absolute two-third majority by the assembly. Such a vote of no-confidence can be demanded by at least 5% of the delegates, who must present people for the new presidency


Candidates must have:

  • Solid experience in political processes, chairing meetings and taking minutes;
  • Experience with FYEG or one of its member organisations;
  • No intention to run to any position that is open during the General Assembly enough time to dedicate to the General Assembly. As a member of the presidency you will need to attend at least 3-4 online meetings before the General Assembly in order to divide the tasks;
  • Considering the fact that the General Assembly will take place online, we welcome any experience of online work or facilitating online discussions

Even though the 2021 General Assembly will take place online, if the pandemic and travel restrictions permits, you will need to arrive one day before the General Assembly (03 June 2020) to organize the final details as well as stay some extra hours after the official end to make sure that the minutes are correct and complete.

Members of the Presidency don’t pay participation fees and their travel costs are covered up to the limit stated in the financial conditions.

Any question about the role can be sent to office@fyeg.org


To apply, please send a short description of your experience and motivation to both office@fyeg.org and wanja@fyeg.org. The deadline to apply is 1 April 2021, 23:59 CET.

Please state your country of residence and if you would be fine with traveling to Brussels if regulations allow it.

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