The ECHA General Committee is made up of 8 elected ECHA members. This includes the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. ECHA General Committee members are nominated and elected by ECHA members. An election will be held in 2020. You will be invited to nominate candidates for the committee and then between March and June will be asked to vote so that the new committee is in place by the 2020 ECHA conference in Porto in August 2020.
The current committee is as follows:
President - Peter Csermely. Due to demit office in August 2020 having served for two four-year terms. Ineligible for re-election
Vice -President – Albert Zeigler. Eligible for re-election having served 4 years
Secretary/Treasuer – Colm O’Reilly. Eligible for re-election having served 4 years. Note, in line with ECHA regulations, the positions of Secretary and Treasurer will be agreed by the new General Committee
Ulrike Kempter – General Committee member until 2022
Mariska Poelman - General Committee member until 2022
Anna Maria Roncoroni - Due to demit office in September 2020. Ineligible for re-election
Margaret Sutherland - Due to demit office in September 2020 having served for two four-year terms. Ineligible for re-election
Victor Mueller-Oppliger - Due to demit office in September 2020 having served for two four-year terms. Ineligible for re-election
Albert Ziegler (Vice-President) and Colm O'Reilly (Secretary-Treasurer) have agreed that they are willing to stand for re-election.
Mid-March all ECHA members will receive the Ballot Forms and Nominee Profiles. Members will be able to vote using the updated e-vote site (https://echa.info/e-vote), or by mailing back the Ballot Forms. All forms must be received electronically or by surface mail by midnight on June 15th 2020. No late votes will be accepted or counted. The election committee will announce the results by June 30th via the ECHA website and Facebook page.
The mandate of the new office bearers will start at the end of the 2020 General Assembly. This will be convened at 17.30 on the 10th September 2018 at the 17th International ECHA Conference in Porto. You can register for this meeting here: http://echa2020.org/en/
We look forward to electing new members to the ECHA Committee.
The Election Committee
Peter Csermely (President of ECHA), Anna Maria Roncoroni, Margaret Sutherland and Victor Mueller-Oppliger
The 2012 General Assembly of ECHA supported the establishment of the European Talent Support Network (ETSN). As we informed our members before, ETSN became an independent NGO in 2019 (http://etsn.eu). The 2019 ECHA General Assembly therefore entitled the General Committee and the president of ECHA to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with ETSN on the long-term cooperation of the two organizations. We are happy to report that the Memorandum has been signed. Please download the document from here. We look forward for the continuation of the mutually beneficial cooperation between these two organizations!
We are happy to announce that the European Talent Support Network (ETSN) opened a call to become a European Talent Centre. Please find the application criteria and the application form here: https://etsn.eu/apply-to-
ECHA had its 2019. General Assembly at the 1st International Conference of ECHA in Dubrovnik, Croatia on the 16th October 2019. The General Assembly awarded the founding president of ECHA, Prof. Joan Freeman with the unique and only Lifetime Achievement Award of ECHA by acclamation. At the same time Prof. Franz Mönks (who served three terms as the president of ECHA) was elected to the Honorary President of ECHA also by acclamation. We thank Joan and Franz for their devoted, many decades-long work, and congratulate them for their honors! The General Assembly accepted the 2018 financial report of ECHA, and decided that its former Qualification Committee qualifying European Talent Centres will work as a committee of the European Talent Support Network (ETSN) in the future. This latter decision was needed due to the registration of ETSN as an independent NGO, where the membership of one of its committees can not be decided by a legally different NGO.
18th International ECHA Conference, 31 Aug -- 3 Sept 2022, The Hague World Forum, The Netherlands
It is our pleasure to announce that the General Committee of ECHA decided to organize the 18th International ECHA Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands. The conference will take place between 31 August and 3 September 2022 at the Hague World Forum. Please mark the event in your calendar!
It is our great pleasure to inform you that the European Talent Support Network became registered as an international NGO in the Netherlands. Congratulations, and great thanks to Albert Ziegler, Csilla Fuszek and all members of this excellent team to make this great step foward! Thanks to all ECHA members for their continuing support of ETSN since 2014! The two organizations are currently working out a memorandum of understanding about their cooperation, which -- as it was in the past -- will continue and develop in the future. Long live ECHA! Long live ETSN! Long live their cooperation!