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General Assembly

The General Assembly represents the members of CLARIN ERIC. It is the body of CLARIN ERIC with full decision-making power. Each member has one vote. Each entity representing a member has nominated one official representative. Additionally each member may bring an expert to the GA meetings.  The General Assembly meets at least once a year, and has the following functions:

  1. Appoint, suspend or dismiss the Executive Director and the Board of Directors apart from the ex officio members;
  2. confirm ex officio members of the Board of Directors (i.e. the chairs of the National Coordinators Forum and the Standing Committee for CLARIN Technical Centres)
  3. appoint the Scientific Advisory Board;
  4. decide on strategies for the construction and exploitation of CLARIN and any other issues deemed relevant by the Board of Directors or by a member or group of members who requests it;
  5. approve the work programme and annual budget of CLARIN ERIC;
  6. decide at least every five years on the principles for calculating the annual fee for each member;
  7. approve annual reports and accounts of CLARIN ERIC;
  8. approve each member’s contribution to CLARIN;
  9. approve accession of new members and observers;
  10. decide on termination of membership and observer status;
  11. decide on winding up of CLARIN ERIC.

Details about the role and functioning of the General Assembly can be found in the CLARIN ERIC Statutes.

The president of the General Assembly is Ursula Brustmann (Austria), the vice-president Petr Ventluka (Czech Republic).

Ursula Brustmann Member Austria
Zlatina Karova Member Bulgaria
Staša Skenžić Member Croatia
Petr Ventluka Member Czech Republic
Katinka Stenbjoern Member Denmark
Peter Spyns Member Dutch Language Union
Martin Eessalu Member Estonia
Helena Vänskä Member Finland
Klaus Schindel Member Germany
Stelios Piperidis Member Greece
István Szigeti Member Hungary
Gilberto Corbellini Member Italy
Inga Jekabsone Member Latvia
Rūta Petrauskaitė Member Lithuania
Alice Dijkstra Member Netherlands
Hege Stensrud Høsøien Member Norway
Dariusz Drewniak Member Poland
Marta Abrantes Member Portugal
Domov Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost in šport Albin Kralj Member Slovenia
Vetenskapsraadet Svetoslava Baumann Member Sweden
Fabrice Boudjaaba Observer France
Arts and Humanities Research Council Andrew Prescott Observer United Kingdom