EWMA Council Election

The Council is the main deciding body of EWMA. All members of EWMA have the opportunity to candidate for Council at the annual election. 

How to present your candidacy

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

  1. The Individual Members Election (Usually held in April-May)
  2. The Cooperating Organisation’s Board Election (Held in May, in connection with the cooperating organisations board meeting)

Please note that:

  • It is not possible to stand for election in both the individual and the Cooperating Organisation’s Board election.
  • The maximum number of Council members from the same country of residence allowed in Council at the same time is three (3). If the number of elected members from a specific country exceeds the number of places in council, the candidate(s) with the highest number of votes will be offered a place. 

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. Only those persons who have been members for more than six (6) months shall be eligible for nomination.

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 members who were registered as members before 1 January the year of the election will be entitled to vote in the election. 

2. The Cooperating Organisation’s Board Election

In 2023, the Cooperating Organisations Board meeting and the EWMA Council election for Cooperating Organisation representatives will take place during the EWMA 2023 Conference in Milan, 3-5 May 2023. More information about the exact meeting time will be provided in due time.

As a EWMA Cooperating Organisation you have the possibility to nominate a candidate for this election. All candidates must participate and present themselves at the online Cooperating Organisation’s Board meeting.

People sitting at a board
Hands at conference

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.

A call for candidates is usually sent to members in Janaury or February.

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.

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