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Find out how to stand for election to the UACES Committee.

2021 Elections

Nominations are invited from individual and early-career members of UACES for election to the UACES Committee.

Deadline 31 Jan 2021

As a member of the UACES Committee, you can make a contribution to the development of the European Studies field, and it would enable you to:

  • shape the concerns of the Association as a whole;
  • become involved in the organisation of events or activities;
  • broaden your network of contacts outside your own Institution.

Elections will be held for the posts of:

  • UACES Chair
  • UACES Committee Member (two places).

The term of office is for three years, commencing September 2021. If elected, you will also become a Trustee of the Association, which is a registered Charity in England and Wales (No: 1163773).

The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2021.

If places are contested, it is expected that electronic ballot papers will be circulated in March 2021, with the election to be completed before the end of April 2021.

In order to nominate yourself for election please complete this form.



The Chair is expected to attend around 13 meetings a year (3 full Committee meetings, 4 Officer’s meetings, plus various working group meetings). For 2021-2022 (at least) it is expected that most meetings will take place virtually. The Chair must be experienced, of sound judgement and with established contacts and familiarity with UACES and its activities, especially the Annual Conference. Ideally, the candidate would have previously served on the UACES Committee. The Chair has the final say on the governance of UACES and will have a significant impact on the direction UACES takes going forward. The UACES Chair must be resident in the UK for tax purposes.

Read a full job description for the Chair.


Committee Member (two vacancies)

Committee Members are expected to attend 6 meetings a year (3 full Committee meetings, and 3 working group meetings – NB these often take place on the same day) and to take on specific functional responsibilities relevant to their skills and expertise. It is expected that the majority of meetings for 2021-2022 (at least) will take place virtually. There is no ideal candidate – we are looking for hard-working and committed individuals with familiarity of UACES, and with skills and interests that will complement those of the existing Committee. Committee members do not need to be based in the UK.

Read a full job description for Committee Members.