Internal Meetings

National Council Meeting

The National Council Meeting, shortly NCM, is a statutory meeting within a national ELSA network. Within the Dutch ELSA network, NCM’s are organised three times per year: in September, January/February and April/May. Local groups are obliged to attend these meetings, that last two to three days. At the meeting, workshops will be organised by the national board or external trainers in order to train the local officers and strengthen the network. Next to workshops, the local ELSA groups vote on proposals during the statutory plenary meetings. Lastly, there is a social programme in order to get to know each other better. Active members from local ELSA groups are more than welcome to take part in the National Council Meetings.

The next National Council Meeting takes place on 3rd and 4th of February 2018. This will be the 72nd NCM

International Council Meeting

The International Council Meeting, shortly ICM, is a statutory meeting that takes place twice a year. It is the largest internal ELSA meeting, and lasts for seven days. During this meeting, all national ELSA groups assemble to have workshops and take decisions for the international ELSA network. The first ICM of the academic year takes place in autumn, and the second one in spring. During the second International Council Meeting, the international board of ELSA is elected for the next academic year.

The next International Council Meeting will take place in Lviv in April 2018. This will be the 73rd ICM.

Eva te Dorsthorst

Eva te Dorsthorst

President

More information about our internal meetings? Send Eva an email via president@elsa-thenetherlands.org

International Presidents’ Meeting

The International Presidents’ Meeting, shortly IPM, is a biannual statutory meeting for all national Presidents of the ELSA network. During this five day-meeting, national Presidents discuss and vote on recommendations for decisions to be taken at the next International Council Meeting. Next to Presidents of national boards, national officers, local Presidents and local Presidents are more than welcome to join. The International Presidents’ Meeting takes place twice a year: once in January/February, and once in August/September.

The next International Presidents’ Meeting took place in Zagreb from the 22 to the 27 of August 2017. You can find more information here.

Key Area Meeting

The Key Area Meeting, shortly SAM, is a meeting organised for all ELSA officers within the Key Area and other interested (active) members. The Key Area Meeting takes place once a year in the last week of August or the first week of September. The Vice Presidents for Academic Activities, Seminars and Conferences, Moot Court Competition and STEP from local and national board gather to get workshops on how to be a good ELSA officer and to brainstorm about current topics and issues. Local officers of ELSA the Netherlands are more than welcome to join the national board to this meeting!

This year’s Key Area Meeting was held in Bratislava from the 6 to the 10 of September 2017.

Supporting Area Meeting

The Supporting Area Meeting, shortly SAM, is a meeting organised for all ELSA officers within the Supporing Area and other interested (active) members. The Supporting Area Meeting takes place once a year in the last week of August or the first week of September. The Secretary Generals, Treasurers and Marketeers from local and national board gather to get workshops on how to be a good ELSA officer and to brainstorm about current topics and issues. Local officers of ELSA the Netherlands are more than welcome to join the national board to this meeting!

This year’s Supporting Area Meeting was held in Novi Sad from the 30 October to the 3 of September 2017.