Presidium Election Results 2018

Results of Election to the Presidium 2018

The 2018 Election for the Presidium of the Charter of European Rural Communities took place on Saturday 16th June in Altes Kloster Hotel, Hainburg (near Vienna Airport).

There are 8 seats to the Presidium. As founders of the Charter, Cissé in France has a permanent seat. 7 seats were open for election.

Charter of European Rural Communities

The Candidates and Voters

The Results for the Presidium are in alphabetical order by country:     

CountryMunicipalityCandidateResultPosition
Czech RepublicStarý PoddvorovTomas KucharElected2nd Vice-President
Denmark NæstvedLinda FrederiksenNot Elected
GermanyHepstedtFrank HolleElected1st Vice-President & Treasurer
Hungary NagyçenkZsuzsanna LukácsElected
IrelandCashel Niall GregoryElected
LuxembourgTroisviergesSonja AubartNot Elected
MaltaNadurEucharist CamilleriElected
The NetherlandsEschBoy ScholtzeElectedPresident
SpainBienvenidaJosé Manuel CortésNot Elected
SwedenOckelboJoachim KrügerElected

Congratulations to the newly elected members and our commiserations to the the other candidates who ran for the election. We look forward to meeting, engaging and sharing many future Charter experiences with both the successful and not so successful candidates across Europe.

Charter of European Rural Communities

The New Presidium. Back Row L to R: Tomas Kuchar, Joachim Kruger, Frank Holle, Niall Gregory, Eucharist Camilleri. Front Row: Boy Scholtze & Zsuzsanna Lukacs

We wish to thank the outgoing Presidium Members for all their hard work and dedication to the Charter and the duties they performed towards each member municipality. Their contributions have made the Charter a unique organisation in Europe – one which is centred on European Citizenship within small rural communities. As a collective of rural communities representing each EU country, the Presidium has empowered us with a strong and representative voice for all European citizenship and we trust the new Presidium will continue the great work of the outgoing members.

Here is the Full Album of the election.