Open Call: Task Force on Membership issues
The Executive Committee is hereby launching an open call for volunteers to join the Task Force on necessary amendments to Statutory documents regarding ESU’s membership issues, which will be working on reviewing already existing practices within the membership framework, assessing possible changes and drafting necessary amendments to ESU’s Statutory documents in order to adapt to ever-changing needs of the membership as well as creating the possibilities for transnational student councils to become more involved in the everyday life of ESU. All members of ESU, alumni and the general student population are encouraged to join in.
Aims and Motivation
The creation and working of the Task Force are mandated by the Internal Motion passed at the Board meeting 81, consequent to amending and passing the Membership Strategy of ESU as well as experiencing unspecified situations throughout the membership application process. The Internal motion states that the Task Force will focus on the following:
- Gathering and analysing feedback and best practices from member unions regarding the current framework of the membership issues;
- Reviewing existing norms and practices regarding membership and draft amendments to the Statutory documents;
- Creation of new structures within ESU to allow the transnational student council to become more involved in the everyday life of ESU and will draft necessary amendments to the Statutory documents.
The Task Force is mandated to work until BM85 (presumably the end of 2023)
The work of the Task Force is on a voluntary basis. Meetings of the Task Force will be held online, and face-to-face, during ESU events, when possible.
The Task Force members are expected to:
- contribute to the objectives of the task force;
- be capable to communicate in English;
- hold and participate in regular task force meetings held online and face-to-face, when possible (at least 5-10 hours per month);
- participate in the drafting of planned outcomes of the work of the Task Force, including, but not limited to amendments to ESU’s Statutory documents and regular reports to the Board Meetings according to the Standing Orders.
We would like to encourage people from different regions to apply to ensure diversity amongst the Task Force members and support a balanced and differentiated approach to the Task Force results. The application should consist of a motivation letter and a CV resume and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sunday, 3rd of September, at 23:59 CEST.
Task Force members will be selected by the Executive Committee based on their motivation and resume.
If you have any questions regarding the call and the Task Force, please don’t hesitate to contact ESU’s Executive Committee member Arno Schrooyen (email@example.com) or the Coordinator for Membership Issues Bastien Degardins (firstname.lastname@example.org).