Country Liaison Subgroup

Leader: Rucsandra Dobrota (Romania)

Members: Alessia Alunno (Italy), Anna Olewicz-Gawlik (Poland), Aurélie Najm (France), Javier Rodríguez-Carrio (Spain), Marcin Milchert (Poland), Marlies van der Goes (Netherlands), Mary Canavan (Ireland), Valentina Vardanyan (Armenia).

Current projects / ongoing work

The aims of the Country liaison subgroup are:

  1. To promote and to distribute EMEUNET EMEUNET / EULAR information

Reach & attract the young Rheumatologists / Researchers (trainees and specialists included, <40 years of age) in every country to become members and to participate in EMEUNET EMEUNET activities.

For this, we support and work closely with the country liaisons, on splat we rely to:

  • Disseminate information prepared by EMEUNET (eg newsletters, courses, job opportunities surveys, etc.) to the young Rheumatologists and Researchers in rheumatology within Their countries
  • Perform and report back on national activities meant to increase the visibility and adherence to EMEUNET within Their countries
  • Keep in contact and give feedback / suggestions


  1. To encourage and support the country liaisons and keep the Country liaison network active

Actively promote EMEUNET at a national level: visibility at national meetings, comprehensive and updated email lists, etc. For this, we send out periodic reminders and materials and are always available for queries.

  1. To prepare and update EMEUNET advertising materials

We have designed a broad choice of posters, flyers slides, etc. serving as resources for the activity of the country liaisons.

  1. To increase the visibility of the country liaisons and Their actions

We organize the annual country liaison meeting, the Country Liaison Newsletter, as well as frequent reports on the country liaisons' actions in the newsletters EMEUNET ( and social media, all in collaboration with the EMEUNET newsletter and social media subgroups.  


First Country liaison meeting, EULAR 2014, Paris, France

Second Country Liaison Meeting, EULAR 2015, Rome, Italy

Third Country Liaison Meeting, EULAR 2016, London, England