EIT looks for new members for its Governing Board
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is currently looking for expressions of interest for the selection of new members for the EIT Governing Board. A call to this effect was launched last week. The deadline for applications is 14 May 2018.
The EIT Governing Board consists of 12 members appointed by the European Commission, and is entrusted with providing the strategic leadership of the EIT. The board is independent and autonomous in its decision-making and is responsible for the selection, designation and evaluation of the EIT’s Innovation Communities. The selection process for the identification of new appointed EIT Governing Board members has started with the current call for expressions of interest. Following this, a steering committee will be in charge of identifying a list of potential candidates that will replace one out of the four current members whose term of office is coming to an end on 30 June 2018 and one member of the EIT Governing Board who recently resigned. The list of proposed candidates approved by the EIT Governing Board will be submitted to the European Commission for their formal nomination in the second half of 2018. In its appointments, the European Commission prioritises a balance between higher education, research, innovation and business environments across the EU as well as a gender and geographical balance to ensure a fair representation of all areas of the EU.
The EIT encourages candidatures from Member States currently not represented in the EIT Governing Board, in particular from Central and Eastern European EU Member States.
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