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Dear GEDI WG members,      

We invite any member of the GEDI WG as of the date of this Call who is willing to devote the necessary time and enthusiasm to take over the management of this WG, to volunteer as a candidate for the following position:

  • Chair of the GEDI WG

This position is not merely honorary but requires a real contribution of time and effort to organize the WG activities. The Chair should also engage other WG members to get involved in WG management and planning. Responsibilities include:

  • WG Annual Plan of Activities
  • WG mid-term and annual report
  • Management of WG budget
  • Communication with the MCAA Board
  • External representation of MCAA in the WG related activities
  • Organization of two WG meetings per year
  • WG member engagement
  • Fundraising and Sponsorship

One person cannot be the Chair / Vice-chair of more than one Chapter or Working-Group. If a current Chair of either runs for this position and wins, they must resign their current Chair position.

As per the MCAA statutes, the WG Chair is an ex-oficio (i.e., non-voting) member of the MCAA Board. The WG Chair can take part online in all MCAA Board meetings and will be invited to join the MCAA Board meeting in conjunction with the MCAA General Assembly each year.

Any volunteer should send an e-mail to contact@mariecuriealumni.eu by midnight CET, 05th of December 2020 stating the intentions to run with a short manifesto (up to 200 words).

If there is only one candidate for this position, no election will be necessary, and the ExCom will declare this candidate the new Chair.

If there are two or more candidates, an online poll will be organised to allow GEDI WG members to elect their new Chair amongst these volunteers.

Once elected, the chair is expected to sever till August 2022

If there are no candidates by the above deadline, the MCAA Executive Committee reserves the right to close the GEDI WG altogether.

Further details concerning Working Groups management are available at:

Finally, we sincerely thank Magda Theodoridou for the service she provided as Chair of the WG. 

Best regards,

The MCAA Team

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