The Board of National Committees (BNC) is the assembly of representatives from all recognised National Committees (NCs) of the EYP, National Committee Candidates and EYP Initiatives. The BNC meets twice a year for a meeting, and is otherwise active through a mailing list and through online votes on various issues. Since September 2013, the BNC holds full co-decision rights with the Governing Body (GB) on EYP policies.
The work of the BNC is facilitated by the BNC Board, and guided by the BNC Working Procedure, which sets internal rules and guidelines for the work of the BNC. The BNC Working Procedure states that the BNC Board consists of three BNC Board members: one chair and two vice-chairs. All of these are elected at the same time and for one year, with a renewable mandate.
Who can run? Any motivated EYP Alumnus can run in the elections! There are no formal requirements.
How long is the mandate period? The Mandate of the BNC Board is one year, until summer 2016. The mandate is renewable and the elected board members can run again if they wish to do so.
How are the Chair and Vice-chairs elected? Elections are held once per year. The BNC chair and the two vice-chairs are elected at the same time. All candidates run individually for the positions of chair and/or vice-chair. Votes are cast simultaneously and the candidate with most votes becomes the new BNC Chair. The vice chairs are those two candidates with the most votes after the chair has been elected.
How can we vote? All National Committees have one person who is registered to vote on behalf of the NC. All registered voters will receive more detailed voting instructions via e-mail before voting starts. Normally, every National Committee has three votes (as there are three positions). Since only two candidates are running, all National Committees have two votes to cast in summer 2015.
Maximilian Kiehn – Germany, 23, running for BNC Chair
Hugo Dürr – Sweden, 22, running for BNC Vice Chair
The full timeline for the BNC Board elections is as follows:
- Call for candidates published: 8 June 2015
- Deadline for candidates manifestos (and videos): 21 June 2015
- Submitting who will vote on behalf of your NC: 21 June 2015
- Publication of the manifestos: 22 June 2015
- Campaigning period: 22 – 28 June 2015
- Voting period: 29 June – 6 July 2015
- Results announced: 7 July 2015