ESGO Elections

ESGO Council Elections 2021 – 2025


In accordance with the Bylaws, the ESGO Council shall be composed of sixteen (16) duly elected Council members including the Executive Officers. The term of office for elected Council members is four (4) years, the term of office for the elected Officers is two (2) years. In order to ensure the continuity of the society, elections are held biennially while half of the Council changes every 2 years (Council members elected in 2019 will hold office until 2023; Council members elected in 2021 will hold office until 2025).


ESGO Officers are elected by the ESGO Council, while ESGO Council members are chosen by a general election amongst ESGO members. All ESGO regular members (i.e. European members) are eligible to be nominated, vote and hold elective office or committee positions.


For the period 2021-2025, six (6) elected Council Member positions are open.



All ESGO regular members (i.e. European members) who hold active membership 2021 are given the opportunity to stand as a candidate through self-nomination.

Criteria for nomination:

  1. The candidate must be an ESGO regular member of good standing and hold active membership in 2021
  1. Council members are expected to work for benefit of the Society, attend Council meetings and actively participate in activities and projects.
  2. The candidate must have good command of the English language.

Nominations are open until 31.5 2021

Applications may be made by submitting all the below documents via electoral email:

  • A motivation letter for the 2021 ESGO Council Elections (maximum 250 words)
  • A short CV and photo (jpeg)
    (in editable word format)

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Final slot of candidates:

The Nomination Committee, consisting of the President-Elect, the President, Vice Prsident and the immediate Past President, prepares a final slot of candidates ensuring a balanced representation per speciality and geographic regions of Europe in the future Council


Candidates will be announced on this ESGO website and voting will be completed electronically via voting platform. Society members with voting rights will be approached to cast their vote. The candidate who gets the simple majority of votes will be declared elected. In the case of a tie, the Nominating Committee will make the final decision. All votes are confidential.

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Electoral timetable:
Self/Nominations of candidates are open April 26 – May 31, 2021
Nominations are closed May 31, 2021
Administration, voting platform set up
Final ballots:  Voting open August 25 - September 26, 2021
Voting platform closed October 10, 2021


Announcement of results:   October 23 - 25, 2021 (ESGO Congress 2021, Prague, Czech Republic)


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