PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES
Each year, EARMA seeks to recognise the extraordinary efforts of individual members towards EARMA-related activities such as contributing to EARMA events or initiating and maintaining EARMA’s special interest groups. The Voluntary Service Recognition Awards (VSRs) celebrate the efforts members invest in improving EARMA for the benefit of the entire ecosystem.
Nominations for the VSR Award can be made in writing by any EARMA member. Nominations are invited from all members of the EARMA community, including national and international RMA associations/networks and nominations by EARMA Committees and special interest/thematic groups are especially welcomed.
Normally two awards of €500 each will be made in the year. This is at the discretion of the EARMA Board’s discretion and, where payment is made, will be in the form of a financial contribution towards recipients’ attendance at the awards ceremony during the annual EARMA Conference.
17:00 (CET) on 21 March, 2023.
The following eligibility rules apply:
Nominations need to be clearly written and present a well-reasoned case for their choice of nominee. The nomination itself is comprised of two written references that set out a clear case for the nomination and make concrete references to the nominee’s activities, achievements and relevance to the overall objectives of the VSR award as stated above.
These two written nominations can be submitted together or separately by the proposer and seconder – if separately, please ensure we can easily identify them as being part of the same
nomination. We ask that the proposer and seconder are based in different organisations to demonstrate the breadth of the contribution being outlined.
Submission are to be made via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org stating “VSR” in the subject line.
EVALUATION PROCESS, DECISION & NOTIFICATION
All nominations must be received by EARMA secretariat by 17:00 CET on March 21, 2023. All nominations received by that time will be forwarded to the Chair of the Awards Committee, normally no later than 2 working days after the submission deadline. This will guarantee inclusion in the evaluation process. Each nomination received in time will be evaluated by the EARMA Awards Committee (AC).
The AC will make recommendations to the EARMA Board, which will be reviewed for ratification at the regular EARMA Board meeting. The awardee will receive a written notification and will be invited to the EARMA Conference 2023 in Prague via EARMA staff.