Over the past few weeks, we have been inviting Europeana Network Association members to come forward as candidates for the Members Council. Today, we have the pleasure of introducing the 35 people who will be running in this year’s elections, each hoping to win one of the nine available seats. You can read more about each of them on the dedicated Elections page and explore their profiles below.
The candidates have varied areas of expertise, with their professional activities taking place in areas including academia, education and research, as well as organisations including GLAMS, non-profit and the creative industries. Amongst them, you can find many teachers, researchers, curators, archivists, librarians and aggregators.
These candidates have interests in a broad variety of areas that they wish to work on and represent as Councillors: education, research, innovation and technical development, open data, copyright, policy, and impact. We are also pleased to see some candidates new to Europeana, and with varied length of experience in the cultural heritage sector. This wide range of interests and expertise will allow us to select the very best representatives for the ENA members and leaders of the six ENA communities, Task Forces and Working Groups for the coming three years.
The candidates have an opportunity to campaign and will be seeking your support from now until the elections kick-off during the General Assembly meeting 2020 of the Europeana 2020 conference on 12 November. We invite you to follow their campaigns on Twitter (under the hashtag #EuropeanaElects), and in the Europeana LinkedIn group.
Once we launch the elections at the General Assembly, our members will have one week until 20 November to select up to nine of their preferred candidates in the online voting. Additionally, members will vote on formal Association documents such as the Annual and Financial Reports. The results of the Council elections will be announced on 23 November.
You can meet the candidates below, and we wish them all the best of luck!