EWMA 2020, 13-15 May

EWMA Council: How to stand for election

There are two ways of presenting your candidacy for the EWMA Council:

1. The Individual Members Election
2. The Cooperating Organisation Board Election

Please note that it is not possible to stand for election for both the individual and the Cooperating Organisation’s Board election to EWMA Council.


1. Individual Members election

In order to stand for Council, you must be nominated by a minimum of two current members of EWMA. The nominations must be made by the two members in writing.
Should nominations exceed vacancies, the election shall be by ballot.
Should insufficient nominations be received, nominations may be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting during the EWMA Conference. Only those persons who have been members for more than six (6) months shall be eligible for nomination.


2. The Cooperating Organisation’s Board election

The election for Cooperating Organisation representatives in the EWMA Council will take place at the annual Cooperating Organisation’s Board Meeting during the EWMA Conference.
As a EWMA Cooperating Organisation you have the possibility to nominate a candidate for this election.
All candidates are expected to participate and present themselves at the Cooperating Organisation’s Board meeting.

Nomination for election

Nominations including a CV and a photo of the candidate can be made by e-mail to the EWMA Secretariat, ewma@ewma.org.


Being a member of the EWMA Council

The EWMA Council Members have the key role in the process of developing and guiding the association towards the common goal of making a difference in the delivery of wound care in Europe.

The position requires active participation in the work of the association. Council members are expected to participate in 3 Council meetings a year: one in March, one during the annual conference in May and one in October. Besides this, there may be 1-2 Committee meetings depending on your area of interest.

All members of the EWMA Council serve as a Trustee of the EWMA Charity and are participating in the work on a voluntary basis. All direct costs related to transport and accommodation during meetings are covered by the association.