SEEDIG Executive Committee

Partial elections 2019 – 2020

In September – November 2017, SEEDIG held elections for its Executive Committee, in line with the community-approved Terms of Reference for the Executive Committee (ToR). Following these elections, five members were elected for different terms: two members for a two-year term, and three members for a three-year term. In November 2019, the terms of two Executive Committee members expired. The partial election process initiated for these two seats was not concluded. In addition, one member of the Executive Committee elected in 2017 for a three-year term resigned in December 2019.

Considering the above, a partial election process was initiated for three (3) seats on the Executive Committee

In focus

Outcome


The election process was concluded on 18 February 2020. Scroll down for the outcome of this process.

Outcome

The Election Committee has decided to use the Article 6.20. from the ToR: ‘If the number of eligible candidates matches the number of available seats, and if an executive committee including these candidates reflects the diversity criteria provided in Art. 3.2, no voting is required, and the candidates are automatically elected.’ As such, the three nominees – Desara Dushi, Su Sonia Herring and Olga Kyryliuk – become members of the SEEDIG Executive Committee for a two-year mandate or until such time when a SEEDIG legal entity is created and new governance mechanisms and processes are established (whichever comes first).

The Election Committee communicated its decisions to the SEEDIG community with two emails distributed via the SEEDIG mailing list on 7 February 2020 and 18 February 2020.

Nominations

A call for nominations for the three available seats on the Executive Committee was open between 30 December 2019 and 4 February 2020 (extended from 20 January). Interested individuals were invited to submit (self)nominations for candidates that meet the eligibility criteria outlined inArt.6.12 of the ToR:

Art.6.12. SEEDIG Executive Committee elections are open to any member of the SEEDIG community who meets the following criteria:

a. Is a national or a resident of a country in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area.

b. Demonstrates prior engagement with SEEDIG.

c. Has been actively involved in Internet governance processes and/or organisations.

In line with Art.6 Section F of the ToR, this space contains information about nominations that meet the eligibility criteria. The nominees are listed in chronological order, by the date their nominations were received .

For each eligible nominee, the following information is provided:

  • The nomination form
  • A candidate statement, outlining the candidate’s vision for SEEDIG over the following two years, as well as their expected contribution to achieving SEEDIG’s objectives
  • A transparency statement, containing information about the Internet governance processes and/or organisations the candidate is involved with, on a voluntary and/or paid basis, as well as the nature of this involvement

List of nominations

1. Olga Kyryliuk | Civil society | Ukraine

Organisation: The Influencer Platform

Stakeholder group: Civil society

Country of origin: Ukraine | Country of residence: Ukraine

Age: Between 18 and 30

Motivation: Olga holds a PhD degree in International Law and is CEO and is founder of The Influencer Platform – a Ukrainian-based organisation that trains and unites influencers of all generations who stand for digital rights, equal opportunities, and the open Internet. She has over 6 years’ experience in issues lying at the intersection of law and technology, and 3 years in rights’ protection of internally displaced persons.

Prior to establishing her own organisation, she’s been working with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, The Council of
Europe Office in Ukraine and world’s leading humanitarian organisations – the International Committee of the Red Cross and Danish Refugee Council.

Olga is actively involved in regional and global Internet governance and human rights initiatives, being a SEEDIG Ambassador and editor of the SEEsummary, a founding member of the Internet Freedom Network for Eastern, Central Europe, and Eurasia, and a member of the YouthDIG Organizing Team.

Ms. Kyryliuk is a regular contributor to the agendas of SEEDIG, EuroDIG, IGF, RightsCon annual meetings, IFLA WLIC and Internet Freedom Summit, where she also presents as a speaker or a moderator. Additionally, she is a dedicated member of the ICANN community, being a part of the NCUC/NCSG and currently serving as a member of the selection committee for the ICANN NextGen Program. In 2019, she was selected as a leader of the Open Internet for Democracy Initiative.

Nominator: Hakobyan Kristina | Internet Society NGO (ISOC AM) | Armenia | Technical community

I believe SEEDIG to be a huge opportunity for the region to strengthen its digital potential and intercountry cooperation, work out sustainable solutions to tackle common digital challenges, as well as take a leading position in the global IG ecosystem. I’ve been part of the community for the last three years, and have done a lot to prove my loyalty to SEEDIG. I’ve contributed to all activities and initiatives undertaken by SEEDIG, and have seen on different occasions what worked well and what not so much. I started as a fellow participating at the annual meeting back in 2017. Since then I have joined the Editorial team of the monthly SEEsummary and have been regularly contributing for over 2,5 years, was a session organizer and a speaker at the 4th and 5th annual meetings, and currently serve as a SEEDIG Ambassador. I regularly participate in SEEDIG outreach sessions run during other regional and global meetings (e.g., EuroDIG, IGF, RightsCon, ICANN, etc.). I am equally putting lots of efforts into strengthening multistakeholder cooperation at the national level, raising awareness about SEEDIG and bringing more voices to the community.

Making SEEDIG constantly evolving and growing requires huge amount of work, which so far has been done by a very limited number of people. In this regard, it would be beneficial to incentivize current community members to be more responsive to overall SEEDIG activities and more active at their local communities spreading a word about SEEDIG. I believe it to be extremely important to improve communication and strengthen cooperation with local stakeholders by running intersessional in-country activities, since 2-days meeting without previous communication in-between is not enough to support sustainable dialogue. We need also to find a way to make annual meetings more focused on triggering practically oriented discussions that could lead to some tangible results, thus making them of interest for private sector and technical community. At the same time, we need to convince governments that by supporting SEEDIG they are not only improving their reputation, but also getting a chance to scale their digital development by launching cross border projects. Pure statement and repetition of the problems faced by the region have exhausted their charm and novelty, while it is high time to shift to practical outcomes of the discussions.

Being a bottom-up initiative SEEDIG didn’t avoid challenges with funding. In my opinion, diversification of funds could help SEEDIG growing, including through running more outreach and capacity building activities. It is important to reach out to new sponsors and donors who could potentially show a long-lasting commitment in investing into SEEDIG. For that, as I mentioned above, SEEDIG should be reoriented on achieving practical results.

SEEDIG could launch quarterly regional stakeholder meetings to test the needs of various stakeholder groups and their willingness to contribute to SEEDIG on a permanent basis. Based on the results of such meetings we could fine-tune the agenda for the annual meeting and customize it to the needs of respective stakeholder groups. I believe this would help to increase participation of these stakeholder groups, and also get their funding commitment way in advance before the annual meeting.

I strongly support the idea of national roadshows that has already been tested in few countries and that would help to engage local community members who can’t allow to attend the annual meeting. Another way of enlarging the community could be capacity building aimed at young generation. SEEDIG could partner with universities in different countries to launch IG courses to be run either on permanent basis or as extra curriculum activities.

I am well aware of the specifics of local IG community and its problems, have extensive professional network including representatives of different stakeholder groups that is an advantage with a view to SEEDIG objectives requiring promoting better understanding of IG issues, strengthening capacity and facilitating multistakeholder discussions. Moreover, I’m regularly participating at different events of regional or international level, where I use every opportunity to present SEEDIG.

I acknowledge how time and energy consuming is to serve at the ExCom, but it would be my absolute pleasure to contribute to SEEDIG development and its growth in the upcoming years. I believe my legal background and experience in project management would be an asset to perform the duties expected from this role.

Involved in:

  • Open Internet for Democracy Initiative Leader
    (research and advocacy)
  • ICANN NCUC/NCSG member
  • ICANN NextGen Program Selection Committee
    Member
  • EuroDIG session organizer, moderator & Youth
    School Org Team
  • IGF session organizer, speaker, moderator
  • RightsCon session organizer, speaker, moderator
  • RIPE Fellow
  • Founding Member of the Internet Freedom Network
    for Eastern, Central Europe & Eurasia

2. Desara Dushi | Government | Albania

Organisation: Ministry of Justice of Albania and Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF)

Stakeholder group: Government

Country of origin: Albania | Country of residence: Albania

Age: Between 18 and 30

Motivation: I have been involved in Internet Governance initiatives since 2014 when I participated in a winter school on cybersecurity organized by DiploFoundation and DCAF. That is where I first heard about ICANN. In 2015 I attended my first EuroDIG event where I was both a coorganiser of sessions and I also organized my own flash session. Since then I have been regularly involved at EuroDIG as session co-organizer. I have been and ICANN NextGen, NextGen Ambassador and twice ICANN Fellow. I was also one of the ATLASIII representatives of Europe, even though I was not able to attend the event in person. I am an NCUC and Euralo member. Last year I serves as SEEDIG5 Programme Committee Member and was also involved in editing the SEEsummary for a short period of time, and was part of the team who worked on the SEEDIG survey 2019. My interest in IG comes from my my mixed background in Law and Technology. I have recently completed my PhD in Law, Science and Technology from University of Bologna and University of Luxembourg, with a focus on cybercrime. Currently I am based in Albania, working as advisor to the Minister of Justice appointed through the LEAD Albania Fellowship Programme, a leadership program funded by the Albanian-American Development Foundation. Since I returned in Albania. I am very much interested in contributing in my country and our region in terms of IG issues and I believe being part of the SEEDIG EC is a one of the best ways to reach this goal. Transparency, responsibility and determination are key principles of my working style and I believe this is what our region and the SEEDIG community needs in order to achieve development and success. If chosen, I have a special situation as I currently wear more than one hat: I selected government stakeholder group, since there was only one option, and as it is my main hat, but in reality I also wear the hat of civil society and soon I will be again also part of academia. I think this is a favorable situation both for me and for SEEDIG community, to have a person who can represent multiple stakeholder groups at the same time, working on achieving a balance between these stakeholder’s interests and policies.

Nominator: Desara Dushi | Ministry of Justice of Albania and Albanian-American Development Foundation | Albania | Government

I have been following SEEDIG activities since 2015, but started being actively involved in 2019, because that was the time when my work started being connected to the SEE region. I have a PhD in Law, Science and Technology, with a focus on cybercrime and online child protection. I am a regular contributor to EuroDIG since 2015 and a member of ICANN NCUC and Euralo. I have been an ICANN NextGen, NextGen Ambassador, twice ICANN Fellow, and member of the NextGen Selection Committee for 2019-2020 period; in 2018-2019 I have served as SEEsummary editor and since 2018 I am a reviewer for the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) annual Conference. In 2019 I have participated for the first time at SEE8 regional meeting and at Point 8.0 conference on political accountability and new technologies. During 2018 I was invited as an expert in cybercrime at the CoE, UNODC, and at the Europol-ENISA Conferences on cybercrime. I was one of the Europe representatives at ATLASIII, despite not being able to attend in person. I have participated in many international academic conferences and published various articles in IG issues, mainly in the cybercrime area. Currently, I am based in Albania, working as advisor to the Minister of Justice and I am a LEAD Albania Fellow, a young leaders albanian-american program.
To me, SEEDIG is one of the very few multistakeholder initiatives in the region and the only one where the community has a high influence in shaping the policies and debates. Coming with an international experience from other IG initiatives, I understand that there might be several issues at SEEDIG that need to be addressed in the short and long run, but this does not diminish the importance of this initiative for our region.
My main focus as part of the EC would be getting more connected to the community members, understanding their needs and trying to integrate them in the SEEDIG policies. Transparency and integrity in the work performed by myself as an individual member and by the EC as well, will also bee one of my goals. Having been part of the SEEDIG5 Programme Committee and having been again selected for the SEEDIG6 PC, I will continue working with the PC, this time focusing on new approaches towards more inclusive participation of the community in the work of PC, through concrete measures for achieving this purpose. Wearing multiple hats as regards stakeholder groups that I represent (government, civil society and academia), I will be able to provide a wider contribution to SEEDIG in various directions. In the digital era we are living, with a constantly changing digital environment, multistakeholder cooperation and awareness among all stakeholders is crucial, especially in our region. I believe SEEDIG is a very important medium through which awareness and inclusiveness on digital issues in our region can be achieved.
Our region has the youngest population in the world, therefore, it is of high importance to focus our policies and activities towards increasing youth participation and education to prepare them for the emerging digital challenges and the future of their work through sustainable activities and solutions. Lastly, what I consider very important for the continuation and success of SEEDIG, is keeping the community actively involved throughout the whole year, not only some weeks prior to SEEDIG conference, or only during hot topics. This can be achieved by increasing transparency and trust in the community and providing more opportunities for getting involved.

-Since January 2019 SEEDIG Programme Committee Member
-Since November 2018 Member of the Selection Committee of the NextGen@ICANN for the 2019/2020 ICANN Meetings
– In 2018-2019 served for a short time as SEEsummary Editor
-Since 2018 Reviewer for the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) annual Conference
-Since 2015 EuroDIG session organizer
-Member of Internet Society (ISOC)
-Member of the Non-Commercial Users Stakeholder Group (NSCG), the Non- Commercial Users
Constituency (NCUC) at ICANN
-Member of European Regional At-large Organization (EURALO)
-ICANN NextGen at ICANN58 Meeting
-ICANN61 Fellow
-ICANN NextGen Ambassador at ICANN63 Meeting
-ICANN65 Fellow (co-author of the ICANN65 Fellowship report)

3. Su Sonia Herring | Civil society | Turkey

Organisation: Youth IGF Turkey & Diplo Foundation

Stakeholder group: Civil society

Country of origin: Turkey | Country of residence: Turkey

Age: Between 30 and 45

Motivation:

I have been involved in internet governance issues and events since 2015 and attended my first SEEDIG in 2016. I have been elected in the first SEEDIG Executive Committee election in 2017 and have been serving ever since. My motivation to self-nominate came after seeing not enough candidates for this current election cycle. I have been coordinating Youth IGF Turkey since 2016, I volunteer for various national, regional and global IG capacity building initiatives. You can see my LinkedIn and ICANNWiki profiles for more details on my background.

NominatorSu Sonia Herring | Youth IGF Turkey & Diplo Foundation | Civil society

I have been involved in internet governance issues and events since 2015 and attended my first SEEDIG in 2016. I have been elected in the first SEEDIG Executive Committee election in 2017 and have been serving ever since. My motivation to self-nominate came after seeing not enough candidates for this current election cycle. I have been coordinating Youth IGF Turkey since 2016, I volunteer for various national, regional and global IG capacity building initiatives. You can see my LinkedIn and ICANNWiki profiles for more details on my background.

* ICANN: NCUC member, ICANN60 and ICANN62 fellow.
* Youth IGF Turkey Coordinator
* Internet Society IGF Ambassador in 2016
* ISOC IGF Ambassador Selection Committee member 2018
* Turkey Media Literacy Association-International Partnership Advisor
* Digital Grassroots Mentor
* MEAC SIG 2017 Mentor
* ISOC-TR Board Member
* SEEDIG Executive Committee member elected since November 2017. SEEDIG Fellow 2016
* DiploFoundation (GIP Digital Watch Observatory) Assistant Curator & Editor
* TechWomen.Asia: Former portal manager of TechWomen.Asia during it’s preparation and launch.
* Copyfighters member

Election guidelines & FAQs

The Executive Committee is the body responsible for coordinating the SEEDIG process, which includes SEEDIG annual meetings and the related preparatory steps, as well as intersessional activities.

The duties of the Executive Committee are outlined in the body’s Terms of Reference (ToR):

  • Coordinating the preparatory process for SEEDIG annual meetings, including, but not limited to, logistics (including location and relations with the host entity), finances, programme planning, and reporting.
  • Attending SEEDIG annual meetings and coordinating logistics on site, together with the host.
  • Coordinating the planning and execution of SEEDIG intersessional activities.
  • Managing SEEDIG finances, and actively exploring new sponsorship opportunities for SEEDIG.
  • Managing SEEDIG’s communication tools (website, social media channels, etc.) and ensuring they are kept up to date with information regarding the SEEDIG process.
  • Initiating and coordinating outreach activities aimed at promoting SEEDIG and bringing new stakeholders into the SEEDIG process.
  • Consulting the SEEDIG community on all significant matters related to the SEEDIG process, and ensuring that the views of the SEEDIG community are integrated, to the largest extent possible, in the preparatory process for SEEDIG annual meetings, as well as in SEEDIG intersessional activities.
  • Ensuring that the core principles of the SEEDIG process – open, inclusive, bottom-up, and transparent – are fully complied with throughout all SEEDIG activities.
  • Ensuring continuous communication with SEEDIG sponsors, partners, and supporting organisations.

Being a member of the SEEDIG Executive Committee is not as much of a privilege as it is a responsibility. And it involves quite a lot of work, as detailed in the duties of the committee. Few important points to keep in mind:

  • Members are accountable to one another and to the SEEDIG community. The community has the power to remove individual members or recall the entire committee.
  • Each member is responsible for carrying on specific activities, in line with the committee’s duties.
  • Each member is expected and commits to dedicate an average of 5-6 working hours/week to SEEDIG activities. The actual amount of work fluctuates during a SEEDIG cycle, and considerably increases around the annual meeting (to up to 10 hours/week or even more).
  • Members act in line with the provisions of the ToR.

In September – November 2017, SEEDIG held elections for its Executive Committee, in line with the ToR. Following these elections, five members were elected for different terms: two members for a two-year term, and three members for a three-year term.The partial election process initiated for these two seats was not concluded. In addition, one member of the Executive Committee elected in 2017 for a three-year term resigned in December 2019.

Considering the above, a partial election process is initiated for three (3) seats on the Executive Committee.

In line with Art.2.1. of the ToR, members of the Executive Committee shall serve for a term of two years

SEEDIG Executive Committee elections are open to any member of the SEEDIG community* who meets the following criteria:
  • Is a national or a resident of a country in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area.
  • Demonstrates prior engagement with SEEDIG.
  • Has been actively involved in Internet governance processes and/or organisations.
Nominations are invited from all stakeholder groups: civil society, academia, private sector, technical community, governments, and intergovernmental organisations. When submitting nominations, the SEEDIG community is invited to consider the overall need for the Executive Committee, in its new composition, to reflect stakeholder, country and gender diversity. More specifically:
  • In line with the ToR, the composition of the Executive Committee should reflect stakeholder, country, and gender diversity:
    • Minimum three (3), but preferably four (4) stakeholder groups are represented on the committee.
    • Preferably, each member represents a different country.
    • In exceptional cases, there could be a maximum of two members from the same country.
    • There is gender balance among the members.
* Membership of the SEEDIG community is determined by voluntary participation in the dedicated SEEDIG mailing list and/or in SEEDIG activities.

Members of the SEEDIG community can nominate themselves or other eligible members.

Once a nomination is submitted, several steps follow:

  • All (self)nominations are reviewed by the Election Committee, with a view to determine if they are complete and the candidates meet the eligibility criteria. In the case of incomplete (self)nominations, the Election Committee contacts the nominator and asks for the missing information to be submitted within a determined timeline. If the missing information is not submitted by the indicated deadline, the nomination is deemed incomplete, and will not be considered during the election process.
  • In the case of eligible nominations, the nominees will be asked to indicate whether they accept the nominations.
  • (Self)nominations which are complete and meet the eligibility criteria are published on the SEEDIG website, on an ongoing basis, during the nomination period.
  • Once a candidate is deemed eligible (and, in the case of nominations, after having accepted the nomination), he/she is contacted by the Election Committee and asked to submit two additional documents, within the nomination period:
    • A candidate statement
    • A transparency statement

Once deemed eligible by the Election Committee, candidates are asked to submit:

  • A candidate statement, outlining the candidate’s vision for SEEDIG over the following two years, and his/her expected contribution to achieving SEEDIG’s objectives.
  • A transparency statement, indicating all other Internet governance processes and/or organisations the candidate is involved with, on a voluntary or paid basis.

These statements are published on the SEEDIG website, together with the nomination forms.

Candidates who fail to submit these statements during the nomination period will not be considered during the election process.

As per the ToR, nationals and/or residents of countries in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area who are members of the dedicated SEEDIG mailing list at the date when the election cycle starts are eligible to vote, and shall be considered voting members of the SEEDIG community. A list of voting members will be distributed via the SEEDIG mailing list and published on the SEEDIG website, at least one week before the start of the voting period. 

For the purpose of creating the list of voting members, the Election Committee will invite members of the dedicated SEEDIG mailing list to register as voting members, via an online form. They will also be asked to indicate whether they agree with their names being included in the public list of voting members. 

The Election Committee may contact registering members if additional information is required to determine voting rights. 

Individuals who register as voting members and meet the voting rights criteria will receive voting ballots and will be able to vote during the voting period.

Voting will be conducted via online means, and relevant information will be shared with voting members before the start of the voting period.

The voting period will last 10 days.

The Election Committee shall announce the initial results of the voting process (including information on the number of votes casted, the number of valid votes for each candidate, the number of abstentions and invalid votes), within 48 hours from the closing of the voting period.

The initial results may trigger different actions:

  • The first three candidates receiving the most votes during the voting process become members of the Executive Committee, provided that the diversity criteria mentioned above are met.
  • If the diversity criteria are not met by the simple results of the voting process, the Election Committee will propose three Executive Committee members whose addition to the committee reflects the diversity criteria while taking into account the results of the vote to the largest extent possible. This proposal is subject to review and approval by the SEEDIG community, in line with Art.6 Section F of the ToR.

Voting members

As per the ToR, nationals and/or residents of countries in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area who are members of the dedicated SEEDIG mailing list at the date when the election cycle starts are eligible to vote, and shall be considered voting members of the SEEDIG community. A list of voting members is distributed via the SEEDIG mailing list and published on the SEEDIG website, at least one week before the start of the voting period. 

For the partial election process carried out between October and December 2019, members of the SEEDIG community were invited to register for voting. It is proposed that the list created with this occasion (available below) is used for the new partial election process, with the following clarifications:

  • SEEDIG community members who meet the criteria for voting members, but have not registered before, can do so via the available form.
  • SEEDIG community members who are on the list of voting members but wish to withdraw themselves from the list can do so by sending a request to the Election Committee, at elections[at]seedig.net. 

The list of voting members and the e-mail addresses provided during the registration process will be used by the Election Committee to distribute voting ballots during the voting period.

This list includes individuals who have registered until 1 February 2020 and who have agreed with having their names included in the public list.

1AnisimovMikhail
2BakoRozalia Klara
3BăleanuAndrei Eric
4BerdufiNertil
5BojanovicArandjel
6BzoviiMarina
7CalovicMaja
8DallakyanAni
9DenjaErklina
10DimitrijoskiSasho
11DimovaAnelia
12DushiDesara
13FilipovicStefan
14GalstyanLianna
15GavrilovicAndrijana
16GevorgyanKatarina
17GlavorNataša
18HakobyanKristina
19HerringSu Sonia
20IchokjaevAleksandar
21IordacheLuminita
22IvankovićAleksandra
23JevtovicDanko
24JovanovicAna
25JukicZdravko
26KalemiDaniel
27KamberiArvin
28KostaFotjon
29KrojLoreta
30KyritsisCharalampos
31KyryliukTetiana
32KyryliukOlga
33MakaryanAnna
34MarciucAlexei
35MarinkovicNenad
36MartinVlada
37MishevAnastas
38MisicJana
39VeronicaMocanu
40MulajDajana
41NaumovskiGoce
42OzturanGurkan
43PaloskiMarko
44Pecova IlieskaLIljana
45PerovićZoran
46PetrovaGergana
47PopaVasile
48Povse GolobBarbara
49PrezaBledi
50PrykhodkoOksana
51RaduRoxana
52RegojeNebojša
53RomandashAnna
54SeturiUcha
55StefanVeronica
56StojičevićDušan
57StoyanovaNelly
58StupariuIoana
59SulaOliana
60SvanadeVladimer
61TasevskiPredrag
62TasicMirjana
63TeleanuSorina
64UnalCeren
65VrabieCatalin

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Election Calendar

Publishing election calendar

Monday, 23 December 2019

Call for volunteers for Election Committee

Monday, 23 December 2019 – Friday, 27 December 2019 (10:00 am CET)

Announcing Election Committee

Friday, 27 December 2019 (by end of day)

Election Committee prepares nomination announcements, forms etc.

Friday, 27 December 2019 – Monday, 30 December 2019

Launching call for nominations

Monday, 30 December 2019

(Self)nomination period Reviewing/publishing nominations

Monday, 30 December 2019 – Monday, 20 January 2020 Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Announcing voting members

Monday, 13 January 2020 Saturday, 1 February 2020

Closing nomination period

Monday, 20 January 2020 (end of day) Tuesday, 4 February 2020 (end of day)

Launching voting process

Thursday 23 January 2020 Saturday, 8 February 2020

Voting period

Thursday, 23 January 2020 – Saturday, 1 February 2020 Saturday, 8 February 2020 - Wednesday , 19 February 2020

Voting closes

Saturday, 1 February 2020 (end of day) Wednesday, 19 February 2020 (end of day)

Initial results (top 3 candidates)

Monday, 3 February 2020 (by end of day) Friday, 21 February 2020 (by end of day)

Proposal for the 3 seats (if top 3 candidates do not meet diversity criteria)

By Saturday, 8 February 2020 Saturday, 22 February 2020 - Thursday, 27 February 2020

Objection period

Saturday, 8 February 2020 – Saturday, 15 February 2020 Thursday, 27 February 2020 - Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Final results (if no objections raised)

Sunday, 16 February 2020 Thursday, 5 March 2020

Reviewing objections and providing response

Sunday, 16 February 2020 – Tuesday, 18 February 2020 Thursday, 5 March 2020- Saturday, 7 March 2020

Final results (if no additional objections)

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 Sunday, 8 March 2020

Election Committee

Following a call for volunteers (open between 23 and 27 December 2019), an Election Committee was formed to manage the election process. 

In line with art.6.9 of the ToR, the Election Committee administers the election process until the date when the final election results are announced. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Opening the call for nominations of candidates.
  • Announcing the list of voting members.
  • Reviewing the nominations, and ensuring the publication, on the SEEDIG website, of those nominations for candidates that meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Administering the voting process.
  • Announcing the election results.  

For more details about the work of the Election Committee, please consult art.6.4–6.9 in the ToR.

 

Composition of the Election Committee

Members

  • Katarina Gevorgyan
  • Charalampos Kyritsis
  • Liljana Pecova Ilieska

Observers

  • Sandra Hoferichter, EuroDIG

The Election Committee can be contacted at elections[at]seedig.net.

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