The EAA is a fully democratic
body which consists of various boards and committees whose members are
chosen through an annual election process. The activities of the Association
are co-ordinated through these groups together with a full-time Secretariat.
Each year the EAA recruits a local body to organise the EAA
The Election Process
Executive Board consists of three Officers (President, Treasurer,
and Secretary) and six Ordinary Members. Each term on the Executive Board
is for a three year period. One Officer and two Ordinary Members retire
from the Execuitve Board each year at the Annual Business Meeting. No member
of the Executive Board can serve for more than two consecutive terms.
Each Full Member is
entitled to nominate candidates for election (provided they are supported
by another ten Full members) and to vote for one candidate for each
vacant post. Nominees must be Full Members of the EAA. Executive
Board members are also entitled to nominate candidates for consideration.
takes places by mail ballot or votes can be submitted at the EAA Annual
Meeting traditionally held in September. Results of the elections are announced
at the Annual Business Meeting held on the last day of the Annual Meeting.
The Executive Board can also
make up to three co-options each year either to fill the places
of elected members who are unable to fulfil their duties or who can specifically
assist their work in some way.
Editor is appointed by the Executive Board and also sits as an
ex-officio non-voting member of the Executive Board.
The Role of the
Committee of three members is elected by the Members at the Annual
Business Meeting. Nomination Committee Members serve for periods of three
years, one retiring in rotation each year. No serving member of the Board
may be appointed to membership of the Nomination Committee. The Nomination
Committee represents different geographical areas in Europe to ensure broad
knowledge of potential candidates and fairness in the selection process.
According to the EAA Statutes,
this Committee is responsible for nominating candidate(s) for vacant positions
on the Executive Board and ensure a broad geographical representation with
respect to age, institutional affiliation, gender and editorial expertise