Information for candidates for the Board of Directors of euRobotics, 2022 We are delighted that you are considering supporting euRobotics by serving as a Director. This document is intended to provide some background information and guidance for candidates. You should read all sections carefully. Introduction Elections to 8 seats on the Board will be held at the General Assembly (GA) which will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on 27 June 2022. Your application is invited by the deadline for candidate submissions of 31 March 2022 , to allow sufficient time for candidate information to be circulated to Members before the GA. Information on what to submit is provided at the end of this document. euRobotics is a community of hundreds of robotics stakeholders with Member organisations in Europe from endusers, industry, research, and academia. As a community, euRobotics relies on its Members to provide the work and energy which enables it to thrive. The Board exists to direct and coordinate the activities of euRobotics. Since euRobotics exists to serve its Members’ interests, the Board’s composition is chosen to represent all its Members. If you are elected as a Director, you will therefore represent one of the categories of Members on the Board. Listening to and consolidating the views of other Members in the same category of membership as yourself will be part of the representative role. This highlights an important distinction between Member representatives who, for example, represent an individual Member organisation at a GA of euRobotics, and Directors, who each represent a category of Members and serve the interests of the whole of euRobotics and its Members. When transacting Board business, you will be expected to represent the wider community, not just your own Member organisation. A part of euRobotics’ purpose has been (and is still to a certain extent for ongoing projects) to represent the robotics stakeholder community as the private side of the SPARC Public Private Partnership (PPP) between euRobotics and the European Commission (EC) under Horizon 2020. For Horizon Europe, euRobotics acts as Founding member and at the same time as a Strategic member of the new association “Adra” which represents the private side of the new partnership on AI, Data and Robotics. One of the main mechanisms for stakeholder engagement in generating roadmaps and contributions to the WP is the set of activities of the various Topic Groups. It is helpful to the Topic Groups and to the Members for each Director to take an active role in the activities of at least one Topic Group. This enables direct communication and input and feedback between the Board and Topic Groups. Directors may be asked to take part in specific outreach and external engagement activities. Recently, these activities included work on member benefits, dealing with the Topic Groups, participating in the ERF Program Committee, acting as a link to other robotics interest groups in Europe and worldwide, and speaking at European and international events around the world on behalf of euRobotics. If you, as a director, have a specific skill set, expertise or experience which could help euRobotics, you may be asked to provide specific input to certain 1 activities from time to time. These activities may be internal or external. The Secretariat often solicits help or advice from specific Directors with particular management expertise. The board is currently made up of 24 Directors including the Vice Presidents (VP’s) and Treasurer, but excluding the President. The VP roles (one each for Research and Industry) are filled by election from within the Board. The VP’s are typically experienced Board members and senior representatives of the whole Board. Because the VP’s are more likely to be asked to represent euRobotics at external events, and have a larger role in coordinating the Board as a whole, Board members who accept nomination for these roles must consider whether they have the time and availability to fulfil the role. The Treasurer is also elected from the Board, from the Industry side, and is typically a manager or director of another organisation used to dealing with basic financial matters, accounts etc., and also has greater demands on their time. Since mid-2016, an Executive Team (ExT) of 6 Directors has been in place, comprised of the VP’s and Treasurer and three other Directors. They are expected to contribute as much as one day per week to euRobotics w

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