30/04/2024 | Open Calls

Open Call for Candidates: Election of new National Representatives

Board Elections

Do you want to help improve higher education in your region? Do you want to push your career forward by making contacts both within WBAA and with stakeholders in the region? Are you passionate about the Erasmus+ programme? Then don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a dedicated team of 12 National Representatives. Now is your chance to apply for one of the three vacant Board positions!

If you’re a member of the WBAA Chapters for Albania, Kosovo* or North Macedonia, take this special opportunity to apply for one of the three open positions for the WBAA Board.

Candidate profile

We are specifically looking for the following new WBAA Regional Board members:

  • North Macedonia Chapter: 1 National Representative (Board member)
  • Kosovo* Chapter: 1 National Representative (Board member)
  • Albania Chapter: 1 National Representative (Board member)

You can present your candidacy if you’ve been a member of one of these Chapters and have been registered in the WBAA Online Community for at least 6 months.

Further timeline of the elections

Promotion for the candidates will start on May 15 through May 22 and voting will be opened on May 23 until May 30. The handover from the old to the new Board Members will begin afterwards and is expected to be formally completed during the next Board meeting in Shkoder, Albania, in June.


The Regional Board is the decision-making and management body of WBAA. It consists of twelve members – two representatives from each of the six WBAA chapters. Information on the WBAA Regional Board webpage found here. Engagement in the Regional Board is on voluntary basis, and it shall be based on democratic principle such as the rule of the majority. Members of the Regional Board must meet at least once every two months for an online meeting and at least three times a year in person.

According to the WBAA Statute, the Regional Board has a mandate to:

  • Represent WBAA in public and during events.
  • Manage strategic and other relevant activities of WBAA between two General Assembly Meetings.
  • Ensure logistical support for strategic, operational, and financial plans of WBAA.
  • Conclude and terminate agreements on collaboration with external partners of WBAA.
  • Present a report on the national/regional activities at every meeting of the board.
  • Convene the General Assembly Meeting.
  • Prepare and present the following documents at the General Assembly meeting: Internal regulations required for the functioning of WBAA, the Annual Working Plan of WBAA, and the Annual Working Report of WBAA.
  • Mandate WBAA-Teams and delegate special tasks to them.
  • Appoint a rapporteur out of the regional board for every WBAA Team.
  • Decide on which WBAA Teams or which tasks should be specifically supported.
  • Execute other tasks as defined in this Statute or by the General Assembly.

The Regional Board members are elected for a period of two years. Voting will take place on the WBAA Online Community platform.

Submit your application

You can submit your application by May 13 at 12pm CEST via a private message through the WBAA Online Community to the ‘Service Provider’ account (a Message button appears at the top of the profile). In this message, please provide your full name, date of membership and chapter you will be applying for.

We look forward to receiving your applications! Should you have any questions, please contact the WBAA Board at board@western-balkans-alumni.eu

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

ERASMUS+ Support Service Team (service@western-balkans-alumni.eu)

Belgium, Brussels, April 30

Edited by the Erasmus+ Support Service Team

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