Call for Presidency

We are looking for Presidency members for the upcoming General Assembly (GA), which will take place in Warsaw, Poland on March 9-12.

It is a body that supervises and chairs the General Assembly. The Presidency, consisting of at least 3 and a maximum of 6 persons, is responsible for managing the programme, voting sessions and ensuring the smooth running of the GA. The body is selected by the Executive Committee and ratified by the General Assembly.

Responsibilities of the Presidency:

  • Chairing the plenary and amendment sessions:
  • Moderate the discussions
  • Give word to the presenters
  • Read out amendments
  • Managing the election and the voting processes efficiently; 
  • Make the call for voting
  • Counting votes
  • Make sure that voting and elections are taken according to the IRPs and Statutes
  • Tracking the quorum and absences;
  • Take down minutes;
  • Other minor logistical tasks.

Candidates must have:

  • Solid experience in political processes and chairing meetings;
  • Experience with CDN or one of its Member/Partner Organisations and/or experience of attending CDN or FYEG GA before;
  • Enough time to dedicate to the GA and preparing for the presidency role.

As a member of the presidency, you will need to get acquainted with the rules and procedures around General Assembly, described in Statutes and IRPs. You will also need to attend at least 2 online meetings before the GA in order to divide the tasks. Members of the presidency are expected to be present in Warsaw for the duration of the GA together with Secretariat and Executive Committee. They are expected to arrive one day before the GA in order to make the final arrangements and to attend the evaluation of the GA on the prenoon of the 13th of March.

All costs of travel, visa, accommodation and meals will be covered by CDN.

To apply, please fill send the Motivation letter and CV to with the subject “Presidency Application Name, Last Name”, by the 22nd of January, Sunday (Extended deadline).

The decision will be made at least 45 days before the GA, on January 23rd.