EMEUNET Country Liaison Sub-Committee

Leader: Xavier Michelena-Vegas (Spain / UK) 

Members: Aggelos Banos (Greece), Alessandro Giollo (Italy), Cristiana Sieiro Santos (Portugal), Enrico De Lorenzis (Italy), Irene Cecchi (Italy), Tania Gudu (UK / Romania), Zoran Velickovic (Serbia)  


The aims of the Country Liaison Sub-committee are:

  1. To promote and distribute EMEUNET / EULAR information

Reach and attract young rheumatologists and/or researchers (trainees and specialists included, <40 years of age) in every country to become members and to participate in EMEUNET/ EULAR activities.

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

  • Disseminate information prepared by EMEUNET (e.g. 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 touch and give feedback / suggestions.


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

Our sub-committee actively promotes EMEUNET at a national level: visibility at national meetings, comprehensive and updated email lists, etc. For this, we send out periodic reminders and materials, organize regular TC, and are always available for queries.

  1. To prepare and update EMEUNET advertising materials

We have designed a collection of EMEUNET advertising material in a ready-to-use kit serving as resources for the activity of the Country Liaisons. These materials include a slide deck, a number of flyers and posters, etc.

  1. To increase the visibility of the Country Liaisons and their actions

Every year, we organize the annual Country Liaison meeting, a specific event for Country Liaisons which takes place at EULAR Annual Congress. Our sub-committee is also in charge of the Country Liaison Newsletter, in collaboration with the Newsletter Sub-committee. Finally, we also make regular reports on the Country Liaisons actions in the EMEUNET social media platforms, in collaboration with the Social Media Sub-committee.

EULAR Country Liaison Meeting 2022