WSCF Europe – Regional Assembly, October 13-14, 2013, St. Gilgen, Austria
Could you be on the European Regional Committee? Please think about it!
The ERC is a group of nine student volunteers who manage the day to day work of WSCF. It is made up of people who care about WSCF and believe in our work.
Being an ERC member means to take responsibility to develop and lead the work of the Federation in Europe, but it is also an amazing opportunity to build your personal leadership and team work skills as well as intercultural and ecumenical openness.
So don’t worry if you feel you need to learn new skills to be on the ERC – the ERC is all about learning by doing. One of WSCF’s main aims is to train young people to be leaders!
The ERC, along with the European Regional Assembly, is the key institution that helps WSCF Europe to live up to its commitment to grassroots ownership and leadership.
Being represented on it gives you and your SCM the opportunity to make your perspective and ideas visible in WSCF-E’s work and shape its thematic and theological orientation. Therefore we aim at making the ERC as diverse and inclusive as possible, with denominational, gender and regional balances all taken into account in its formation.
But for this diversity to be achieved, we need your support! So please consider to stand as a candidate. Also, please feel free to forward this call to members of your SCM, who you think could be interested.
The positions up for election at the upcoming ERA are the following:
- ERC chair person
- Links coordinator
- Event coordinator 1
- Culture and Higher Education
- Event coordinator 2
- Campaigns coordinator
- Fundraising coordinator
- Executive Committee delegate I
- Executive Committee delegate II
If you want to learn more about the responsibilities of the ERC in general and the individual positions in particular, please click here!
The elections will take place during the European Regional Assembly (ERA) taking place on 13-14 October 2013 in St. Gilgen, Austria. This time, it will be preceded by a Solidarity conference on Human Trafficking.
Everyone who decides to stand for election on the ERC is asked to prepare a document (maximum 500 words or A3 size) introducing themselves. This can be through writing or art! We will display these introductions on a wall. If you decide to stand for election to the ERC before the ERA, please prepare your document before you come.
During the Solidarity Conference, the Nominations Officers will speak with all candidates. They will introduce candidates during the ERA. The candidates will also have an opportunity to introduce themselves.
If you can’t be at the ERA in person, you can submit a written, video-taped our otherwise recorded application as well.
You can stand for election on the ERC if you are from an affiliated or an associated SCM. Please let us know as soon as you decide to stand for election by contacting the current WSCF-E chair person Sofie Bonde Eriksen or Regional Secretary Hans Hommens.