Changes in the EFRJ Constitution: Vote online!!!

The Constitution of the EFRJ was adopted in 2000. As a result of the Forum 15 project, the EFRJ Board proposed several amendments to be voted during the last Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Leiden, but the presence of members was not sufficient to vote on the constitutional changes proposed. Indeed, Art. 23 of the Constitution states that:

Changes to the constitution can only be made by a majority of two thirds of the full members present or represented by proxy at the General Meeting provided that two thirds of the full members are present or represented by proxy at the General Meeting. Changes to the aims and objectives as laid down in the constitution require a majority of four fifth of the full members present or represented by proxy.

In order to mobilise more easily our membership and simplify the right to vote on the EFRJ constitutional (and strategic) changes, we decided to set up an online voting system. Please download this document, including the proposed amendments in the Constitution (articles 4, 5, 6, 23, 31, 38, 39). The document includes:

  • The original article
  • The proposed changes in the article
  • A ticking-box to respond the question: ‘Do you agree with the proposed changes?’ You have also the possibility to propose a different or new amendment.

If you propose a different or new amendment, there are two possibilities:

  • The Board agrees with the proposal, it is accepted and members are informed.
  • The Board does not agree with the proposal and members will be asked to vote again on the specified amendments. In this case, you will be contacted to find another member to second your proposal.

Please read it carefully, respond to each amendment in the Word document and send it back to us by email at [email protected] (subject line: ‘Constitutional changes’) by 20 April 26 April. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.

We hope to seeing you in Berlin (1-2 June) for our next AGM followed by a seminar on RJ in intercultural conflicts.