Dear trainees, welcome to the European Parliament!
The European Parliament's Stagiaires Association is a voluntary organisation run for and by stagiaires. EPSA is a democratically elected, trainees-led platform which represents the interests of all stagiaires, independent of their political belief or who they work for in the European Parliament. EPSA provides a forum in which all trainees can meet, interact, and express individual or collective concerns and network.
The elections for the EPSA board of fall 2013 are planned on Friday October 11th at room ASP 5G3 in the European Parliament.
The available positions in the board:
The EPSA President’s task is the overall structural planning of EPSA, the chairing of board meetings and general assemblies, and liaising with organisations in and beyond the European Parliament.
The Vice-President’s responsibility, next to assisting to the tasks of the President, is leading the EPSA job conference subcommittee.
The Secretary-General of EPSA insures the management of venues for EPSA meetings and events and is responsible for the administration of EPSA finances and other general administrative duties.
EPSA’s Communications Manager is responsible for distributing all general information of EPSA’s activities to trainees, news distribution of EPSA events and updating the website, blog and social media platforms.
An Events Manager's duties is to coordinate trips, parties and any social event that trainees are interested in hosting/attending while in Brussels. The possibilities can range from visiting different cities or countries, to festivals, sporting events, debates, etc.
You can sign up as a candidate by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
During the elections all the candidates for various positions will come forward and have a word of maximum 2 minutes in which they express why they want to have a certain position and what their plans are for EPSA. All trainees, regardless of where they work in the European Parliament have the right to vote in the elections. For a position in the board you need to be available at the European Parliament from October 2013 to the end of February 2014.
EPSA has help from all trainees in organising social events, language classes and organising a job conference. Without being inclusive and without people volunteering, the European Parliament's Stagiaires Association just would not work.
Have a great week – for more information keep an eye on the EPSA website and Facebook group.
The EPSA Board Spring 2013
President: Jonas Hirschnitz
Vice-President: Malin Slåen Nordby
Secretary-General: Jennifer Byrne
Communications Manager: Mapke de Boer
Events Manager: Cristian Felice