Graduate Student Network
Number of members: 289
The Graduate Student Network (GSN) is the student arm of the ECPR. Reflecting the international scope and professional objectives of the ECPR, the GSN’s key objective is to provide a platform to support and encourage students at the very first stages of their career.
The GSN is a relatively new activity of the ECPR and as such, members have the opportunity to shape its development and reach within the community.
Membership of the GSN is free of charge and open to any graduate student, PhD candidate or post-doctoral researcher enrolled at an academic/research institution. Membership opens up a framework for networking and joint initiatives and a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences through the website, social media (Facebook page and Twitter hashtag #ecpr_gsn) and both academic and social events organised for GSN members at ECPR events such as the General Conference etc.
GSN activities include:
The GSN is part of the ECPR’s wider activities for graduate students, including:
In particular, this network is aimed at graduate students as well as post-doctorates. Its aim is to facilitate graduate and post-doctoral academic and research activity and networking. It provides a framework for interaction and joint initiatives of junior researchers in social sciences with the following:
(b) Members of the Co-ordinating Committee shall serve on the committee for a maximum of two terms, once renewable.
(c) A member of the Co-ordinating Committee who ceases to be attached to a member institution of the ECPR or who ceases to meet the criteria for ordinary membership shall cease to belong to the Committee as soon as their position is filled at the next available election.
(d) General elections are held every two years in conjunction with the Graduate Student Conference.
(e) Where no one has been elected for this purpose, the Co-ordinating Committee shall have the right of co-option.
The person filling the vacancy in either way shall hold his or her seat until the next election of members of the Co-ordinating Committee.
(f) Any vacancies that occur on the Co-ordinating Committee in the three months prior to an election shall remain unfilled until that election. (g) The Co-ordinating Committee organise a Committee meeting once a year. In addition, working groups of maximum 3 persons may be set up to deal with any special issue which may occur. The proposal of the working group is adopted by majority.(h) Special meetings shall be convened upon the request of a majority of the Committee.
(b) No proposal for amendment of the Constitution will be considered unless at least two months' notice has been given to all members and the meeting at which it is to be considered shall have been properly convened.
(c) The Co-ordinating Committee deals also with non-constitutional issues. In this respect, decisions will be taken by majority.
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