May 27, 2016 ISSC members to vote for an extraordinary extension of its mandate

From 1 to 3 June 2016, prescription the ISSC will consult its members through an online vote on extending the ExCo’s mandate, and until October 2018 at the latest, in order to ensure continuity of leadership until the final implementation phase of the proposed merger process. Voting will open on June 1st  2016 at 12:00 am (midnight) CEST and close on June 3rd at 23:59 CEST.

This follows a unanimous agreement by the executive bodies of ISSC and ICSU to propose to each council’s members that ICSU and ISSC should merge to form a new, single organization for the social and natural sciences. The vote on the extension of the mandate is not equal to a vote for the merger. The discussion and vote on the merger will take place during the joint general assembly of ISSC and ICSU, on 24-25 October 2016, in Oslo, Norway.

Letter by ISSC President to members on extending ExCo mandate (May 5 2016)

Letter regarding voting procedure sent by ISSC Executive Director Mathieu Denis to ISSC members (May 18 2016)

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