About the General Assembly:
General Assemblies are a central element in the life of the EMAlumni Association. The main purpose of the General Assembly (GA) is to review the Board’s activity and financial report, to adopt changes to the statute and to have a general discussion on aims and directions of the Association.
General Assembly 2021
The General Assembly 2021 will take place online from 24 May 2021, 11:00 CET until 4 June 2021, 23:59 CET. The General Assembly is the highest governing body of the association and a democratic moment in the life of the association. It decides on major changes related to the functioning of the association. This year we will vote on new board members, make the mid-term reports available and receive feedback for our future activity plan.
If you want to run for the board, please submit your candidacy here. Campaigns for board members can be posted from 10 May 2021, 13:00 CEST until 19 May 2021, 23:59 CEST. Get in touch with any of us if you want to know more and do read the FAQ below.
If you want to start a debate please use this forum.
2020/2021 Board members
Q&A about the General Assembly
How can Alumni participate in the General Assembly?
Alumni who paid their yearly20 euros contribution(free to pay more)to the association can vote and be elected during the General Assembly. If you haven’t paid, we need to receive your payment by 19 May, 23:59 CEST, so don’t forget about the bank’s processing time and pay by May 18 – here you can find the details. There is also aforumopen for discussing the different elements we will vote for, and also any other issue that members feel should be debated about the values, objectives and activities of the association.
What does it mean to be part of the board? What activities and workload am I expected to deliver?
Being a board member means participating to the management and operational organ of the Association, discussing how to implement our goals and sometimes leading a project (webinars, communication strategies, career day, etc). It is a two years mandate. Usually, board members meet virtually once a month for one hour. We are planning to have our in-person board meeting in Brussels on 3/4th July, so please save the date in case you are running for the board. Examples of activities that new board members may coordinate are projects/strategy to increase Alumni engagement, social media, skills seminar in Venice and fundraising strategies. The amount of work is decided by free will and consensus, understanding that it is voluntary position.
The General Assemblies are run in accordance with article 13 of the statutes of the EMAlumni Association. The GA consists of all full members (Supportive Members contributing members who paid the 20 euros fee). It takes place once a year and only full members can vote and be elected as board members.
Click below for more information on the previous General Assemblies.