Virtual Annual General Meeting 2021

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UWE AGM @ zoom / September 19, 2020

The AGM is going to be conducted virtually on the 12th of September, 10 – 14 CEST (Britain and Ireland -1 hr, Baltic countries, Finland and Romania +1 hr) via zoom, online registration is open until 72 hours before the event here at this link: ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM UWE AGM 2021.

  • The number of participants is limited to 100 people, only one voting person/each NFA, the CER or a delegate, in case the CER cannot attend, the other participants can attend as observers on mute. Only the members that have paid their dues will be allowed to vote. Please it’s very important to sent the nominations of your voting CER/delegates , new deadline: no later than September, 10!

Our meeting will be around three hours, following this proposed AGENDA:

9:45-10:00 Testing the connection


Welcome – President Anne Negre 

Practical information and Electronic Voting Protocol  – Secretary General Roxana E. Petrescu


  1.   Adoption Agenda
  2.   Minutes Report AGM 2020

10:15 – 10:45

  1.    Reports 
  • President Report by Anne Negre
  • VP’s Reports by Aisha Alshawalf, Pina Foti
  • Financial statement 2020, Budget 2022 and proposal dues 2022,the
  • Balance sheet by Treasurer Annelies Pierrot – Bults

10:45 – 11:15

  1. Elections of the two Vice presidents
  • Presentations of the Candidates (5 minutes each)
  • Q &A (10 minutes)

11:15– 11:30 Short Break: Electronic voting and a surprise programme prepared by the Finish Federation of Graduate Women 

11:30– 12:30

  1. Annual Reports of the NFAs  (5 minutes each)

12:30– 12:40

  1. Presentation of the new NFAs (5 minutes each)

12:40– 12:45

  1. Proposal Next Conference & AGM 2022 

12:45– 12:50

  1. Presentation Next UWE Meet & Greet 

12:50 – 12:55

  1. Reflections on the future of UWE 

12:55 – 13:00

10. Any other business

Some of you have registered so far and sent us the annual reports, well done! We know that many of you probably have been on holidays, let us remind you the Board would be glad to receive the other annual reports, each NFA will have 5 minutes to present it live.

We will organize elections this year, the Board received four nominations. Only the voting delegates will receive by email the voting forms and they will have max. 15 minutes to fill it after we will make a quick test.  

Now we’re inviting all of you to read the annual reports prepared by President Anne Negre, Vice President Aisha Alshawaf and Vice President Giuseppina Foti.

We are looking forward for your questions, comments and feedback, no later than this Friday, two days before our virtual meeting! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the General Assembly and the elections: boarduwe@gmail.com. Thanks!

Update on UWE affairs

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The last two months have been quite hectic for me personally starting a new job at the Dutch Police as an investigator on integrity and culture in procurement departments. Also I travelled to Rome to meet the Fildis association and participate in their annual meeting and met Elena Flavia our new Vice President to get acquainted and discuss UWE board matters, the same I did a few weeks ago in Paris when I met Isabelle also UWE Vice president. Due to calendar problems we couldn’t meet as a board in full but in this way we could make a start with our work in the board. The next board meeting will probably be held at the Meet and Greet around may. Date to be comfirmed. 
As the elections of the VIce Presidents coincided with the elections of the EWL (which were earlier) we were lucky to have found a good candidate for the EWL Treasury in Annelies Pierrot who will be further introduced on the website and facebook. She was in October elected in the executive committee of the EWL. We also have a candidate for the Gender expert for the INGO conference of the Council of Europe, Anne Nègre will present herself as a candidate supported by UWE.
I think it is great that Roxanne Petrescu offered toe be the PR coordinator for UWE and will help the board and the CERs with the communication on all kinds of matters.
Last but not least I would like to draw your attention to the work of our VIce President in Italy. Elena Flavia recently presented the work of the UWE Workshop Quality Education for all in London with support of the Italian Minister of Education. More info on the website.
For the upcoming year we will present the UWE action plan based on the reports on the Conference in September 2014, will do some work on the position of UWE in relation to IFUW and the proposed Name change, some budget issues and of course elections in 2015. We will have elections for a Secretary general, a Treasurer and the Presidency. It will be my last year of the first term. The UWE Presidency has proven to be quite a task. Taking free time away from my family and work. Also board matters are not always happy ones as many of you who are in a board will know and lastly it requires some financial support from the family budget to do travelling. I will think about my position and reflect on what is needed for the UWE Board and the UWE the next few months and will decide if I will go for another term based on the reactions and the outcome of these reflections. Please let me know your thoughts on what is needed at boarduwe@gmail.com.

Edith Lommerse UWE President 2012-
Edith Lommerse UWE President 2012-