Structure of EMEUNET
EMEUNET offers various levels of participation:
- EMEUNET Members and the Community
- Country Liaisons
- EMEUNET Working Groups (Sub-Committee Members)
- EMEUNET Sub-Committees
- EMEUNET Committee
- EMEUNET Chairmanship
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This is the foundation of EMEUNET - the development of a pan-European, now world-wide, network of young rheumatologists and rheumatology researchers. Membership of EMEUNET provides access to regular newsletters, opportunities and activities geared towards young rheumatologists and rheumatology researchers. Membership is limited to people below 40 years and it is expected that our members are below the age of 40 years when starting any EMEUNET activity. Special circumstances can allow dispensation. This could be parental leave, sick leave, or other circumstances where you feel that our activities will be helpful for you at your career stage. Membership can be acquired with a free registration .
One or two EMEUNET members for each country, who is responsible for the dissemination of all EMEUNET-related information to his / her country .
This group undertakes the organizational role to facilitate the aims of EMEUNET and represent the EMEUNET community. The group consists of 56 members from 23 countries (as of 2022-2023) and a rotation of around one third of the group is ensured each year, with an application process for the selection of new working group members from the wider EMEUNET community.
Since 2012, in order to ensure a standardized entry process into the Working Group (now sub-committee members), an annual application was set up, based on an application form, including a curriculum vitae outlining clinical and research experience as well as a motivation letter. This application process takes place annually around March and all EMEUNET members are invited to apply via email. Applications are scored by the EMEUNET Chairmanship and a decision is made considering scientific merit, but also influenced by other factors, including number of membership places available, country representation, gender, and prior work done within EMEUNET or in national young rheumatologist's associations.New Sub-Committee members are notified in April and welcomed at the EMEUNET Business Meeting at the annual EULAR Conference in June.
Most of the work within EMEUNET takes place in sub-committees, each focusing on a particular aspect of the organization. Current subcommittees include: Social Media, Education, Country Liaisons, Newsletter, Peer Mentoring and Visibility & Global Affairs. Each subgroup has one or more chairs. Before 1 December of each year, Members of the EULAR may propose to the EULAR Board candidates to be nominates as Members of the Committee (sub-committee chairs), which will be evaluated by the Chairmanship of the EULAR Committee. The EULAR Board nominates the Members of the Committee as a rule at its spring meeting.
The EMEUNET committee consists of the 6 chairs of the subcommittees (2 for Social Media and 1 for each of the other subcommittees) and the 2 members of the chairmanship.
The committee manages and harmonises the work of the sub-committees, approves the reports to be presented to the EULAR Board, proposes and approves new projects and convenes the yearly EMEUNET Assembly.
Before 1 December of each year, Members of EULAR may propose to the EULAR Board candidates to be nominated as Members of the Committee. The applications will be evaluated and commented by the members of the EMEUNET Committee. The EULAR Board nominates the Members of the Committee as a rule at its spring meeting.
The Chairmanship includes 2 members: the current Chair and the past Chair or Chair-elect, depending on the year. The Chair has a term of two years and the participation in the Chairmanship lasts for 4 years (one year as Chair-elect, 2 years as Chair and 1 year as past Chair). Before 1 December of each year, Members of the EULAR may propose to the EULAR Board candidates for the Chairmanship of the Committee. The applications will be evaluated and commented by the Chairmanship of the EMEUNET Committee. The EULAR Board nominates the Members of the Committee as a rule at its spring meeting.