The resolution was adopted.
The PILOT on BPW International Member Projects, Experts and Club & Federations Projects will continue as before. The projects will be published on the specially created website www.bpw-projects.org. This platform for all projects is now part of the new BPW International website. The website also contains all the documents needed for registration, whether for BPW International Member Projects or for Club & Federations Projects or as an Expert. The BPW International PILOT project is intended to make BPW's work visible worldwide.
In the discussion it became apparent that the abolition of the Standing Committees not presided over by a member of the Executive Board (above: grey), as planned with this motion, would lead to strong resistance. The proposer Dr. Antoinette Rüegg therefore stated that she did not want to take away a tool from BPW International and withdrew the proposal.
Renewal of the organization of Committees
A Resolution or an Amendment to the Constitution will suggest new structures which will replace the former Committees not headed by Executive Board Members to create much more efficient structures and services. The project-performances of all our Federations and Clubs cannot longer be ignored and must become visible so that the international Executive Board can choose the different experts for specific tasks. To obtain valuable results the Project Chair and the Members must be on the same page and the current terms are not necessarily the best timeframe for specific tasks. Just following or copying structures from environments which pays salaries or cover expenses can block the view on the unique opportunities voluntarily working organizations offers. Members, especially members who have time and expertise like to support the organization provided that they find reliable structures which support and make their performances, competences and capacities visible to others. Paying salaries or expenses is no issue and different Project Leaders can even work on the same issue in their own Projects. It is important that BPW recognizes this richness and uses it to advance its development, strength and power.
Through the EVALUATION 2017 of the new services implemented by the Resolution 2014 an important gap was discovered. Why use only the overflow which means the projects of single members and let them profit from the leverage of BPW International? Why ignore the main performances of our organization, the many projects which are organized by Clubs and Federations? Previously, the Presidents of Federations and Associated Clubs have mentioned different projects in their Annual Reports which disappeared without special recognition in the archives. Therefore, a new tool will be established, the BPW Federation & Club Projects which will collect and install the projects done by Federations and Clubs. The collection of the Project titles done by Federations and Clubs is a basic and imperative tool not only for BPW International but for all organizational levels and members.
At Congress 2014 a resolution for the renewal of the BPW International Committees, Taskforces and Projects was adopted. A final proposition will be submitted at Congress 2020. During the PILOT phase (2014-2020) new tools such as the "BPW International Member Projects and Experts" were established. Projects which are recognized by BPW International provide the leaders with more visibility and importance.