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Election to Council 2023

At the beginning of next year, the Council of the Institute is due to be elected for its new term.

If you wish to stand for election or re-election to Council, please fill in the nomination form which shall be submitted by 2 November 2022 at the latest according to the Rules for Election to Council. You can perform your nomination after logging into the epi website and clicking on "Election" in the right sidebar"

The usual case is that you stand for election in your own constituency, corresponding to your address registered at the EPO. Your constituency is the State party to the EPC in which you have your place of business or employment.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the epi Secretariat ([email protected]).

Overview of deadlines

- by 4 October 2022 at the latest:

Mailing of the nomination letter to all members of the Institute.

- 2 November 2022 (deadline for nominations):

Deadline for completing the nomination form online or for receiving the completed nomination form at the Secretariat of the Institute.

- by 1 December 2022 at the latest:

Publication of the lists of candidates validly nominated on the website of the Institute. Candidates invalidly nominated shall be informed individually. Reopening of the nomination procedure in constituencies and groups for which fewer candidates than the number of electable representatives and substitutes have been validly nominated. See the list at the bottom of this page.

- 12 December 2022 (deadline for corrections to nominations and additional nominations):

Deadline for receiving requests in writing for corrections of the provisional lists of candidates at the Secretariat of the Institute.

- by 16 January 2023 at the latest:

Mailing of the ballot papers and and/or corresponding documents to the electors from the epi Secretariat or an independent election provider.

 - 15 February 2023 (deadline for casting votes):

Deadline for remote e-voting or for receiving the completed ballot paper together with the completed and signed declaration form at the Secretariat of the Institute.

- 15 March 2023 at the latest:

Publication of the results of the election on the website of the Institute and subsequently in epi Information 1/2023.

The Rules for election of Council are published here.

Late nomination

The nomination procedure is re-opened for the following countries:

  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Italy (Other capacity)
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia