The Chairman reminded the representatives of the member organisations that there is no clear procedure for this election in the Statute and proposed the following procedure:
- Select three persons for the commission (persons who are neither nominated nor a member of organisations whose members are nominated)
- Nominate candidates for the Board
- Vote anonymously for seven Board members
- Commission to count votes and declare the results
The proposed procedure was adopted by a unanimous decision.
Commission members that fulfill the criteria were selected:
- Olga Pateraki from Diogenis, Greece,
- Nataša Boškova from Coalition ‘Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities’, Macedonia and
- Marjana Krsmanović from Juventas Montenegro.
There were 9 candidates proposed for for the Board. Elected members of the DPNSEE Board are:
- Anna Lyubenova from Initiative for Health Foundation
- Denis Dedajić from Margina
- Marios Atzemis from Positive Voice
- Nebojša Đurasović from Prevent
- Safet Blakaj from Labyrinth
- Sanja Šišović from Cazas
- Vlatko Dekov from HOPS
The proposal to choose Vlatko Dekov as the President and Nebojša Đurasović as the Vice-President of the Board was adopted by a unanimous decision of all 16 member organisations representatives.
During the discussion about the elections, the proposals were made to change the Statute so that all functions other than president and vice-president become just „member“ and to extend the duration of the mandate of the Board members from two years to three. The Assembly at this meeting had 2/3 majority needed for the change of Statute. The proposed changes of the Statute were adopted by a unanimous decision.
Nebojša Đurasović proposed the new co-opting procedure – if somebody resigns from the Board during their mandate to be replaced with the first person below the line from the list of nominated but not elected persons if that person agrees. This proposal brought about a short discussion of possible issues in proposed case. On this proposed change of the Statute 14 member organisations representatives voted for and 2 against which was not sufficient majority for the Statute change, so it was not adopted.