We met the members of the Monitoring Committee (MC) of OBESSU, which is having its second in person meeting in Brussels. We asked them to tell us a bit more about their work, since they mostly operate “in the shadows”. The MC is composed of 4 people: Adrian, Cătălin, Gearoid and Emmi, who unfortunately could not travel to Brussels this time.
This is what they told us:
“It is great to be having our second in person meeting of the term in Brussels at the moment. I am looking forward to meeting my fellow Monitoring Committee members again after our last meeting in September. We have been busy in the last few months since that meeting with the main priority of writing and presenting our report to the Council of Members which took place last December. Cătălin presented the report to the member organisations in person in Brussels. We are delighted to see our Members were able to once again meet in person.” - Gearoid.
“For this meeting of the Monitoring Committee our focus is on reviewing our work from the Council of Members report and adapting any changes for our upcoming report for the General assembly. We will also set the methodology for the General Assembly report and carry out a financial audit.” - Cătălin.
“We spent hours checking the finances of OBESSU, it was fun!” - Adrian.
Between a meeting and another they also took the chance to visit the European Institutions in Brussels.
This is just an insight into the work of the Monitoring Committee and what the role as a monitoring committee member is. You will discover more during the General Assembly in June.
And about that, we are looking for new members of the next Monitoring Committee. If you would be interested in running for the role and have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brussels, April 2022.