The Commission seeks to establish a short-list ensuring the highest standards of competence and a broad range of expertise, together with ‘the broadest possible geographical distribution’ to be facilitated by ‘a rotation of the different countries of origin of the Members’.
The Council appoints the members of the MB. The Director General of DG SANCO represents the Commission at the MB meetings. The MB is responsible for the general monitoring of the work of the Authority to ensure that it carries out its mission and performs the tasks assigned to it in accordance with its mandate and within a culture of independence and transparency.
Please note that outgoing MB members (who may reapply unless they have completed the maximum two terms of office*) are nationals of Austria, Czech Republic, Germany*, Finland, Italy, Slovenia* and the United Kingdom. To date, the Board has had no members coming from Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, and Romania. The call is open to nationals from all EU Member States.
The deadline for submission of applications is 15.07.2011. Applications must be sent to the European Commission at the address indicated in the OJ C144 of 14.05.2011.
Copy of the e-news published by DG SANCO, http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_consumer/dyna/enews/index.cfm
More information on the call is available at http://ec.europa.eu/food/efsa/efsa_management_board_en.htm
Details of the EFSA Management Board are available at http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsawho/mb.htm