Call for applications: Steering Committee members – closed –


Deadline for applications EXTENDED for European representatives: Friday, 1st of May 2020, 23:59 CET. (Call closed for representatives of Africa, Asia-Pacific and Americas.)

Dear young green friends,

we are approaching the most sensitive point of time between Global Young Greens (GYG) congresses, the online reelection of all eight Steering Committee positions. It is the first time for GYG seeing an an online election of this size, as online voting was only introduced at the Liverpool congress in 2017.

The general mandate time for the Steering Committee given by our Organisational Principles is three years. However, a new SC is elected at every GYG congress and the next is planned for July 2021 (whose organisation is going to be one of your main tasks as SC member together with the Congress Committee). Therefore, this mandate time is shortened to a little over one year.

Our regions’ (Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe) registered voters have the right to reelect two positions each. At least one of these two positions needs to be filled by a person identifying as woman, inter or trans. Therefore we would like to explicitly and strongly encourage persons not identifying as male to put forward their candidacies!

What is the GYG Steering Committee?

The Steering Committee (SC) is the second highest decision-making body of GYG, which is why it is important to have both experienced and active people involved. Its primary responsibility is to implement decisions of the Congress (highest decision making body) and to steer the network on behalf of its members. The SC is regionally and gender balanced.

The Steering Committee autonomously decides upon its working structure. However, there are five kinds of positions defined by our Organisational Principles. After election, the SC distributes these roles consensually:

  • one Secretary
  • one Treasurer
  • four Regional Coordinators from four regions (each responsible for the communication with the region of their main residence)
  • one Communication Officer
  • one committee member without explicit assignment

About the Global Young Greens

The Global Young Greens is an emerging youth-led organisation supporting and uniting the efforts of young people from a green-alternative spectrum around the world. We work towards ecological sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy and peace.

Our objectives are:

  • to empower young people within the framework of participatory democracy;
  • to create a space for young people to be active;
  • to forge strong links between young green organisations and individuals;
  • to further the Green principles on planet Earth.

Our activities include finding opportunities for young people to get involved in our work, linking individuals and organizations with each other for various purposes as well as carrying on campaigns as GYG.

How to apply?

You should complete the  Candidate Statement (click here to download) in English language and send it together with a CV and a nomination letter of your member organisation to oversightcommittee@globalyounggreens.org by 23:59 CET on Thursday, 1st of May 2020 (for European representatives). The call is closed for representatives of the Federations Africa, Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Note: the age limit is 35, i.e. any candidate should not turn 36 before the end of the mandate (summer 2021).

Your candidate statement should include your experience as well as your motivations for applying. It should also include a description of how you want to participate in developing GYG. We will publish candidate statements online, prior to elections, which will be held online. An example for a nomination letter can be found here.

Please read GYG’s Code of Conduct / Code de Conduite / Código de Conducta for elections before applying. For further details about the election guidelines please read our recently amended Organisational Principles (GYG Congress March 2017). Online voting instructions will be released prior to the vote.

The registration for online voters is going to be open from 9th of April until 23rd of April 2020 (extended to 1st May for Europe). A separate email regarding this is going to be sent to all of our members. The election results are going to be published on 5th of May (for Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific) and 12th of May (for Europe).

For more information, please contact oversightcommittee@globalyounggreens.org.

Applications – EXTENDED for European representatives 23:59 CET, 01.05.2020
Voter registration (Member Organisations will receive an email regarding how to register) 09.04.2020 – 23.04.2020 (extended to 01.05.2020 for Europe)
Online voting (Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific) 25.04.2020 – 04.05.2020
Election results published (Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific) 05.05.2020
Online voting (Europe) 03.05.2020 – 11.05.2020
Election results published (Europe) 12.05.2020