Governing Body Elections 2017

The Governing Body (GB) is the international board of EYP. The GB directs the organisation and is responsible for the strategic development of the EYP. The Governing Body consists of six elected members and a representative of the Schwarzkopf Foundation, our international umbrella organisation.

Elections November 2017

On 31st of December this year, three seats on the GB become vacant, when the term of Lars-Erik Nyborg, Jenny Ross and Isabel Cantalapiedra will come to an end. This autumn, between 14-22 November, our National Committees will elect two new GB members and our EYP members elect one new GB member. There are no eligibility criteria and everyone who wants can run for the Governing Body. Both National Committees and members can nominate candidates or encourage people to run, but these candidates then have to accept the nomination to indicate their willingness to run in the elections. 

How to run in the elections? 

To present yourself (or somebody else) as a candidate for election, you must send an email to no later than Sunday, the 5th of November 2017. All candidates are also required to submit a filled in questionnaire and a video to The attachments include all the relevant information and further details. 

Where can I find more information? 

We have put together some background information for both voters and candidates. Have a look at the attached documents:

Background information for voters and candidates 

Questionnaire for candidates 

The term of the new GB members starts on 1st of January 2018 and ends on 31st of December 2019.


Extraordinary elections results in December 2016

The elections for one vacant seat on the Governing Body of the EYP have closed on 19 December 2016.

Isabel Cantalapiedra was elected by the EYP alumni. She will be replacing Beáta Veisova, who resigned in the middle of her term, and therefore Isabel will hold the position in the GB for one year term, which starts the 1 January and ends 31 December 2017.

In the extraordinary elections 2016, three candidates were running for one vacant seat:

  • Isabel Cantalapiedra 55% of the votes – elected
  • Jakob Etzel 42% of the votes
  • Ilya Kursenko 3% of the votes

Congratulations to Isabel and many thanks also to Jakob and Ilya for their candidacy and their dedication to EYP!

Please find here the full elections results

With the end of these elections, the GB for 2017 is completed and  Isabel will be joining the team of Eric, Jenny, Noura, Anthony, Ioanna and Anne.

Their first meeting will take place on 20-22 January or 27-29 January 2017.

Elections results November 2016

Noura Berrouba, Anthony McKee and Ioanna Yiallourides have been elected to the Governing Body, with a term starting on 1 January 2017 and finishing two years later at the end of 2018.

Please find here the full elections results

Congratulations to Noura, Anthony and Ioanna! Thank you also to all National Committees and alumni for having participated actively in the elections!