Elections of officers and members of the Executive Council

(1) Preamble: who is elected and when
(2.a) List of nominees selected by the Nominating Committee
(2.b) Nominations by individual members
(3) Elections: who can vote, and how

(1) Preamble: who is elected and when

The elections of the Officers of the AILC-ICLA (President, 4 Vice Presidents, 2 Secretaries, 3 Treasurers) and of the members of the Executive Council (18 members) take place at the time of each Congress; their term lasts until the following Congress (thus normally 3 years). From 2022, elections will be online.

The result of the ballot are announced at the General Assembly at the end of a Congress, and online.

The Officers and members of the Executive Council for the term starting in 2019 were elected at the XXII Congress of the AILC-ICLA, in Macau, China, 29 July – 2 August 2019. The next elections will take place in July 2022, to close during the Congress in Tbilisi, Georgia, 24-29 July 2022.

(2.a) List of nominees selected by the Nominating Committee

A list of candidates is selected by the Nominating Committee. The composition of the Nominating Committee, its procedures and the criteria for selection of candidates can be found on the Nominating Committee’s page.

Nominations can also be made by individual members, as explained below.

A list of nominees to the Executive Council and the positions of Officers, with short biographies of the candidates is published on this page in advance of the elections.

List of nominees by the Nominating Committee for the term 2022-25.

(2.b) Nominations proposed by members

Members of the AILC-ICLA can nominate other candidates to the Executive Council. Candidates must be members in good standing of the AILC-ICLA. These candidacies must be supported by 7 members of the AILC-ICLA in good standing.

Nominations made by members must be sent by email to both AILC-ICLA Secretaries (Prof Anne Tomiche and Prof Paulo Horta), and they must include:

  • The name, title, affiliation of the candidate.
  • A statement of no more than 1 page explaining the candidate’s background and qualifications, and the grounds for the nomination
  • A 1-page CV of the nominee
  • An 80-word biography of the nominee (for the ballot information)
  • The names, affiliations and contact details of 7 supporting members (including the member making the nomination)
  • Confirmation (by email) by the nominee that s/he is willing to accept the nomination (NB: the nominee must write personally to the Secretaries to confirm her/his acceptance)
  • Confirmation (by email) by each of the 7 members supporting the nomination (NB: each member supporting the nomination must write individually to the Secretaries to confirm his/her support of the candidate)

The date by which all information and confirmations must be received will be published on this page. In 2022, the deadline is 7 June 2022.

Late or incomplete nominations cannot be accepted.

(3) Elections: who can vote, and how

From 2022, the elections will be held online.

In 2022, elections will open on 7 July at 00:01 Paris time, and close at 27 July at 23:59 Paris time.

In order to vote, members must have been members of the AILC-ICLA for at least 2 weeks before the opening of the elections. Most members of the AILC-ICLA are members of one of the affiliated National Associations, though there is an increasing number of individual members too. Members who are unsure of their status can ask us to check their membership status through this form. (Please allow at least 2 weeks for us to respond, as checks will need to be done manually and may require us to liaise with member associations’ officers.)

Members will be sent by email a unique link to the ballot paper. Voters can only vote once. Instructions will be published nearer to the opening of the vote.


Please find below:

List of nominees to the Executive Council and the positions of Officers (2019-22) and Short biographies of the candidates (2019-22).

List of nominees by the Nominating Committee for the term 2022-25.  (This list will be replaced in advance of the elections with the full list of candidates, if any new nominations are made by 7 June 2022.)