Council Elections Call for applications

Dear ESA Member,

The election procedure for the new ESA Council Members has started. Council Members are to be elected for the next term of office starting on 1 January 2020.

The countries for which a national Council representative should be elected are:

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Ukraine.

In addition, the term of the 2 Trainee representatives also comes to an end, thus2 Trainee representativesto the Council shall be elected by all European Trainee Members.

Active Members are eligible to present themselves as candidate to the Council elections to represent their working country in the Council.

For the 2 Trainee representative positions, all European ESA Trainees are eligible, independently of their working country.

Should you be interested in becoming more involved within the Society and would like to participate, so please submit your candidacy.


The national representative to the ESA Council shall be responsible for contact and regular transfer of information between ESA and the ESA Members of his / her country / Trainee Members, as well as between the ESA and the national society.

How to apply?

Conditions for a valid application:

  1. Make sure that you are a fully paid Active (or Trainee) Member in 2019 and2020. If you are not a member for 2019 yet, we invite you to renew your membership online.
  2. Send an email to officialise your candidacy and attach to it:

a)   2 support letters from ESA Active Members from your working country, or from European ESA Trainee Members,

b)   Optional: you can also add a motivation letter to your application (maximum 1-page A4).

All documents (application with 2 support letters and motivation letter if applicable) must be sent to by 30 Sept. 2019 23h59 CETat the latest.

NB: Your application and motivation letter (if applicable) will be shared with the Active Members of your country, respectively with the European Trainee Members.

Term of office

  • For new election: 3-year terms starting 01/01/20 and ending 31/12/22,
  • For re-election: If you are re-elected after a first 3-year term, the term is 2 years starting 01/01/20 and ending 31/12/21.

Further information

For further information about the election procedure, please check section 6 of the ESA by laws, and Responsibilities of the Council Member to learn more about the duties of ESA Council Members.

Irrespective of whether this is the right time for you to present your candidacy, we encourage you to seize the opportunity to have a say and to get involved in the election of the representative in your country by participating in the vote.

We look forward to your continued support of the most important Society representing Anaesthesiology in Europe.

Best regards,

Prof. Dr. Radmilo Jankovic

ESA Secretary