UpF Årsmöte / UAIA Annual meeting

INFO IN ENGLISH BELOW

Välkommen till Utrikespolitiska Föreningens Årsmöte 2016! Årsmötet kommer hållas 2016-09-29 kl. 16.00 i sal S.506, Samhällsvetarhuset.

Årsmötet kommer behandla föregående verksamhetsår, verksamhets- och ekonomisk berättelse samt revisorns berättelse. Därefter kommer fråga om styrelsens ansvarsfrihet för det föregående verksamhets- och räkenskapsåret.
Dessutom kommer Årsmötet att hålla fyllnadsval för Vice Ordförande, Kassör, Aktivitetsansvarig, Reseansvarig, Redaktör, samt Valberedning (3). Detta innebär att alla som är intresserad av dessa poster bör delta på årsmötet för att kunna presentera sig, svara på frågor och eventuellt bli vald. Intresseanmälan och ett personligt brev bör skickas till info@upfu.org eller ordf@upfu.org innan mötet men du kan även kandidera på plats.

Årsmötet regleras i Stadgarna §11.

Om du inte har fått en kallelse via email med ytterligare information, vänligen kontakta Ida Wicht på: sekreterare@upfu.org

Med hopp om att se dig där,

Styrelsen genom Carolina Köhler de Castro
Ordförande
Utrikespolitiska Föreningen vid Umeå Universitet
Mail: ordf@upfu.org
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Welcome to Umeå Association of International Affair’s annual meeting of 2016! The annual meeting will be held 2016-09-29 at 16:00 in room S506, Social Sciences Building, Umeå University.

The Annual Meeting will address the past operational and fiscal year, the operational and financial report and the auditor’s report. The Meeting will decide on the board’s freedom from liability for the past operational and fiscal year.

In addition, the Meeting will by-elect for the posts Vice President, Treasurer, Head of Activity, Head of Travel, Editor, as well as members of the Election Committee (3). This means that everyone that is interested in these posts should attend this meeting to present themselves, answer questions and perhaps become elected. If you are interested in these posts you should also send an email to info@upfu.org ordf@upfu.org with a personal letter. However, you can also candidate directly at the meeting.

The annual meeting is regulated in the by-laws §11.

If you haven’t recieved an invitation by email with additional information, please contact Ida Wicht at: sekreterare@upfu.org

With hope to see you there,

The Board through President Carolina Köhler de Castro
Umeå Association of International Affairs
Mail: ordf@upfu.org

UpF at Umeå University welcome fair!

We at the Umeå Association of International Affairs would like to welcome all students, new and old, to this autumns semester at Umeå University!
We will be present at the welcome fair on the 1st of September in Lindellhallen/Universum with a table, a few happy board members to greet you and at least one bowl of candy. If you want to learn more about the association, become a member, or learn how to get involved in our committees or even the board itself, please swing by and we will be happy to tell you all you need to know!

We have a very exciting year ahead of us, filled to the brim with interesting events and activities, and we would love it if you were to come along and share it with us!

See you there!

Attention, you can now become a member on our website! Read more at upfu.org/engagera-dig or under the tab Join us. As a member you´ll have free entrance to all of our events and much more.

Already a member? Just check your membership card, there you´ll have “Date issued”.

Vacant board posts 16/17

Dear members,

We still have som vacant spots in the board for 16/17! Apply or/and spread the word!

WHAT IS UAIA?

UAIA is part of a umbrella-organization which organizes 13 Associations of International Affairs and 5000 members. We aim to spread knowledge about our global world through lectures, discussions and study-trips, through bringing people together, networking and creating meaningful relationships.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for happy people interested in global affairs, who think knowledge is best when shared, and would like to manage and develop UAIA.

Vice President

As Vice President you have a great responsibility for the administrative work of the association. You should be well informed in the projects of the association so that you can assist the chairman as much as possible. Also, you are required to substitute the chairman when she/he is absent. You should have planning skills, taking initiative and a will to develop and improve both the administrative work of the association as well as the cooperation within the board. This year the vice president will have the unique opportunity to join a leadership course (free of charge) in Stockholm held by Folk och Försvar.

Treasurer

As treasurer you have the main responsibility for the economics of the association, together with administrative work of the board. For example, you will have extended contact with the accountant, bookkeeping and be in charge of payments to and from the association. When applying, you should have some experience of working with economy in any form.

Head of Activities

As head of activity you are in charge of social activities during the semesters. It includes planning and carrying out events such as meetings for discussion or member parties. Also, you will have the main responsibility for our newly started film club where once a month the members get the opportunity to participate in a documentary night and discuss current topics. Applying for this post you should have a commitment to the association and wanting to develop the activity committee, thus continue to create opportunities for the members to meet and hang out.

Head of Travel

As head of activity you will be responsible for leading, planning and working with a travel committee to each semester organize a trip for the members of the association. You will have the visionary and the practical responsibility for the trip and its implementation before and at the trip. Having experience of traveling and the capacity of guiding a larger group is meriting. Most importantly, you need to have the drive and the commitment to make the trip as interesting and pleasant as possible.

Editor

The editor has responsibility for distribution of the association’s’ magazine Utpost. Among other things, it is the responsibility of the editor to assemble editorial staff when creating the magazine; writers, graphic designers and photographers. Preferably, you should have an interest for reading and writing and have a vision for future editions of Utpost as well as the development of the editorial work. There has been a discussion about developing a web-based magazine and our vision is therefore that the editor is willing to start the procedure of transforming the magazine.

WHAT UAIA CAN OFFER YOU

1. The best university-experience and an unique way to turn your international affairs-interest into something bigger.

2. Invaluable board-experience and a true merit to your CV.

3. Education in board-work and the possibility to join the national association for a biannual weekend of workshops, commune and education.

4. Reserved spots to the national convention, the Almedalen-week and our own annual study-trip.

5. Lots of networking opportunities and events.

We are actively working with improving the working environment and want to continue to develop the rewards and incitament for the board members. We want to make the time that you put into the association worth your while. When you become part of the board you may influence how to reward each other and implement more elements of self-care.

CAN I APPLY FOR SEVERAL or A NON-SPECIFIC POSITION?

Of course, you may send a general application!

HOW TO APPLY

Does this spike your interest? (it should!) You can send your application to us to ordf@upfu.org

Write a short introduction of who you are and a motivation of why are you interested of the position! You may also apply for several positions.

OR

Just swing by our first board meeting where you can apply and also be elected interim. The meeting is being held the 31th of August 16:00 – 19:00 in the UAIA room.

ELECTION MEETING

You are hereby invited to the Annual Election Meeting for Umeå Association of International Affairs!

When? May 9th 2016, 17.15

Where? Lecture Hall A, Lindell – After our lecture with Henrik Arnstad!

What? The Annual Election Meeting elects board, election comittee and accountant(s), for the next operational year. 

For who? Everybody is welcome – so bring a friend!

Here you can find all the relevant documents for the election meeting:
Agenda for the Annual Election Meeting 2016

Budgetutkast UpF Umeå 16-17
Stadgar UpF Umeå
Operational Plan 2016-2017(1)

Are you interested in any of the commissions of trust? Apply via the Election Committee at valberedning@upfu.org. You can also apply directly at the meeting. The Election Committee will also present their nominations for the Board.

Kind regards,

The Board of Umeå Association of International Affairs

Do you want to join UAIA next year 16/17?

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Yay! We hope you do.

 

WHAT IS UAIA?

UAIA is part of a umbrella-organization which organizes 13 Associations of International Affairs and 5000 members. We aim to spread knowledge about our global world through lectures, discussions and study-trips, through bringing people together, networking and creating meaningful relationships.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for happy people interested in global affairs, who think knowledge is best when shared, and would like to manage and develop UAIA.

 

  1. Board members: President, Vice President,Treasurer, Secretary, Head of Programme, Head of Communication, Editor, Head of Activities and Head of Travel.

 

  1. A SAIA-representative, that will represent Umeå to the national board.

 

  1. An election committee and a couple of auditors.

 

For detailed work descriptions: Read below.

WHAT UAIA CAN OFFER YOU

  1. The best university-experience and an unique way to turn your international affairs-interest into something bigger.
  2. Invaluable board-experience and a true merit to your CV
  3. Education in board-work and the possibility to join the national association for a biannual weekend of workshops, commune and education
  4. Reserved spots to the national convention, the Almedalen-week and our own annual study-trip
  5. Lots of networking opportunities and events

 

We are actively working with improving the working environment and want to continue to develop the rewards and incitament for the board members. We want to make the time that you put into the association worth your while. When you become part of the board you  may influence how to reward each other and implement more elements of self-care.

 

CAN I APPLY FOR SEVERAL or A NON-SPECIFIC POSITION?

Of course, you may send a general application!HOW TO APPLY

Does this spike your interest? (it should!)

E-mail the election committee; Sanna Forsberg and Mona Haydar, on valberedning@upfu.org. We will contact you and set up a meeting.

We love to chat (and fika!) and will meet with applicants throughout April.
WHEN SHOULD YOU APPLY AT THE LATEST?
The sooner we hear from you, the better, but we’d like to meet you no later than April 25th.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITIONS OPEN FOR ELECTION

 

President
The President has the outermost responsibility for the work of the board and the activity of the association. Amongst other things, you have the executive mandate to run the association and you share administrative work with the rest of the presidium. You should have a feel for leadership and organization skills, as well as the capacity of perceptiveness, humility and cooperation.
Vice President
As Vice President you have a great responsibility for the administrative work of the association. You should be well informed in the projects of the association so that you can assist the chairman as much as possible. Also, you are required to substitute the chairman when she/he is absent. You should have planning skills, taking initiative and a will to develop and improve both the administrative work of the association as well as the cooperation within the board.
Treasurer
As treasurer you have the main responsibility for the economics of the association, together with administrative work of the board. For example, you will have extended contact with the accountant, book-keeping and be in charge of payments to and from the association. When applying, you should have some experience of working with economy in any form.
Secretary
Being secretary means a responsibility for documenting and scoring the work of the association. You have, together with the rest of the presidium, responsibility for the administrative work and translating various documents. Preferably, when applying you should have a drive to develop the work of the association and also show active participation in the duties of the board, and be able to read and write in Swedish as well as English.
Head of Programme
Being head of program means responsibility for planning and arranging lectures. You will also be in charge of and lead a program-committee. The head of program is also a member of the board which requests active work within the board. Preferably, you should be creative and have ideas on how to develop the association. You should have good planning skills as well as social competence and collaboration skills.
Head of Activities
As head of activity you are in charge of social activities during the semesters. It includes planning and carrying out events such as meetings for discussion, member party. Also, you will have the main responsibility for our newly started film club where once a month the members get the opportunity to participate in a documentary night och discuss current topics. Applying for this post you should have a commitment to the association and wanting to develop the activity committee, thus continue to create opportunities for the members to meet and hang out.
Head of Travel
As head of activity you will be responsible for leading, planning and working with a travel committee to each semester organize a trip for the members of the association. You will have the visionary and the practical responsibility for the travel and its implementation. Having experience of traveling and the capacity of guiding a larger group is meriting. Most importantly, you need to have the drive and the commitment to make the trip as interesting and pleasant as possible.
Head of Communication
Being Head of Communication means responsibility for marketing the association. You will be in charge of the website and communication via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Further, you will be responsible för creating a monthly newsletter and you will be in charge of and lead a committee. The position is a part of the board which requests active work within the board. You should have good planning skills as well as motivation to develop the association further. It is mandatory to be able to write and talk in English.
Editor
The editor has responsibility for distribution of the association’s’ magazine Utpost. Among other things, it is the responsibility of the editor to assemble editorial staff when creating the magazine; writers, graphic designers and photographers. Preferably, you should have an interest for reading and writing and have a vision for future editions of Utpost as well as the development of the editorial work. There has been a discussion about developing a web based magazine and our vision is therefore that the editor is willing to start the procedure of transforming the magazine.
SAIA-representative
The Association of International Affairs Umeå is a part of the Swedish Association of International Affairs (SAIA) and therefore one person should be sent to represent the local association at the national level. Your task is to bring forward local issues and concerns to the national level and thus act as the central communication channel between the different levels. You should have ambition on how to develop the cooperation between the different associations. Preferably, you should have experience from working within an organization or association and furthermore you need to have the possibility to travel to attend meetings four times a year.

 

Members of election committee
The election committee works with nominating new members of the board, election committee and a UFS-representative. To be in the election committee you should have ambitions on how to contribute to the future for the association in the best way possible.

FIFA and the Corruption

On Tuesday the 15th we will have Lars-Åke Lagrell here to talk about FIFA and the corruption. He is the former president of the Swedish Football Association. This event will take place in lecture hall A, 15:15. We have a journaliststudent named Tobias Dahlberg who will preform this on-stage interview. As always members can come for free and for non-members the entrence fee is 20SEK, so why not become a member? 50SEK/year! The interview will be held in swedish.
FIFAposter

 

Week 8 in UpF

This weeks lecture is with Björn Tunbäck, board member of “Reportrar utan gränser” and journalist for SVT who also has been working for Kaliber and Uppdrag granskning. Furthermore, he has been deeply engaged with the Dawit Isaak-case.

This lecture will focus on threats against freedom of speech. Björn Tunbäck, an active journalist working for both “Reporters without borders” and SVT is going to talk about his own experiences concerning different types and causes of threats against journalists and activists. His analysis specifically covers the situation in Kenya, Uganda and Eritrea. This naturally follows as he has just returned from a trip to several East African countries. A well-known example from the area is the case of Dawit Isaak, the Swedish-Eritrean journalist who has been imprisoned by the government of Eritrea due to his journalistic work. The lecturer will also discuss the response from the Swedish media and authorities as well as the EU concerning these problems.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/930299943743646/