Organization of EMEUNET
EMEUNET comprises 5 levels of participation:
- EMEUNET MEMBERS / COMMUNITY
This is the fundamental basis of EMEUNET – i.e. the development of a pan-European network of young rheumatologists and rheumatology-based researchers. Membership of EMEUNET provides access to regular newsletters, opportunities and activities geared towards the young rheumatologist/rheumatology researcher. Age is limited to 40 years.
- COUNTRY LIAISONS
One person per country, who is an EMEUNET Member and who is responsible for dissemination of EMEUNET-issue/EMEUNET-related information in his/her country. This is a 1-yr position which should not be kept for more than 3 yrs.
- EMEUNET WORKING GROUP
This group undertakes the organisational role to facilitate the wider aims of EMEUNET and represent the EMEUNET Community. The group is comprises around 40 persons and a rotation of around one third of the group is ensured each year (thus usual duration in the group is 3 years).
- EMEUNET SUBGROUPS (SG) AND SG LEADERS
Most of the work within the EMEUNET WG takes place in SGs, with each SG focusing on a particular aspect of the organization. Current subgroups include: Social Media, Education, Country Liaisons, Visibility, Newsletter, Peer Mentoring and Global Affairs. Each SG has a leader who may change every other year.
- EMEUNET STEERING COMMITTEE
The SC includes 3 members, the past chairperson, current chairperson and chairperson-elect.
Rotations occur yearly with the previous past chairperson leaving the SC and the cooptation by the former SC of the new chairperson-elect.