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Call for candidates: 2023 SEFI elections

President, Vice president and Board members

The SEFI elections will take place on the occasion of the SEFI General Assembly on 12 September 2023. The General Assembly will take place during the SEFI 2023 Annual Conference in Dublin. 

We invite our members to present their candidatures for :

  • 1 President (2-year mandate, 01/10/2023-30/09/2025)
  • 1 Vice President (2-year mandate, 01/10/2023-30/09/2025) 
  • 7 Board members (3-year mandate, 01/10/2023-30/09/2026) 
  • 2 Board members (2-year mandate, 01/10/2023-30/09/2025)

Members of SEFI, who have paid their annual membership fee and are interested in these positions, are invited to send their CV, motivation letter and the filled-in endorsement form to President and the SEFI office before 1 May 2022. 


The applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors at their meeting at the end of May. Approved candidatures will be sent to all the SEFI members with the invitation to the General Assembly. 

By submitting their candidatures, members confirm that they are aware of their rights and duties as well as the activities of the Society. For this purpose, interested candidates are invited to contact the SEFI office ( They are encouraged to read the SEFI Statutes (Art. 11-14) and Bylaws (Section III). Download here


All candidates must be members of SEFI. They will demonstrate their willingness to be actively committed to our Society, and should consider the resources (time and funding) to fulfill their obligation. 

The mandates of SEFI officers start on 1 October and end on 30 September. The positions in the board and presidency are not remunerated.


Every two years, the General Assembly elects the President out of candidates approved by the Board of Directors. The mandate of SEFI President is for two years and (s)he may run once again for an immediate second mandate. The President chairs the Board of Directors and the General Assembly as well as represents the Society both amongst the members and outside.

Individual and associate members cannot be candidates for the Presidency.


Every year, the General Assembly elects a Vice President out of the candidates approved by the Board of Directors. The mandate of the Vice President is for two years and (s)he may run once again for an immediate second mandate. SEFI has 2 Vice Presidents at any given time. The Vice Presidents assist the President in his/her tasks. 

Individual and associate members cannot be candidates for the Vice-Presidency.


SEFI Board of Directors (“Conseil d’administration”) is the body responsible for the general policy of the Society. It is composed of the President, the two-Vice Presidents and a maximum of 21 elected members (with a minimum of 6).

Two thirds of the board members must be the official representatives of institutional members.

The Board of Directors shall be convened at least twice annually. The Board members are invited to participate in ad hoc committees that manage various aspects of the SEFI work, and they may notably be asked to represent SEFI at international events. Candidatures for the Board of Directors must be endorsed by at least three other members of the Society.

Candidates representing institutional members must be endorsed by at least two SEFI institutional members amongst the three endorsements. One SEFI member cannot endorse more than two candidates. The endorsement is not required if the candidate for the Board has already served as a Board member prior to the candidature and has not changed their membership category after their latest mandate. They will justify their candidature with a description of their concrete achievements for the Society.

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