EULAR News reporter casting for the EULAR 2021 Virtual Congress

Call to EMEUNET members


Calling all communication enthusiastis at EMEUNET!

EULAR is now casting for three (3) reporters for its next  EULAR News  production for the EULAR 2021 Virtual Congress (, from June 2. The reporter application deadline is 10 May 2021 .

The EULAR News is a production from the EULAR TV platform which will broadcast highlights and interviews from the EULAR Congress event, pre-recorded and broadcasted for dissemination  online  to congress-registered participants  and  to public audiences not attending the EULAR congress. The EULAR News reporter provides a report based on individual researched topics based on their specialization / interests from attended sessions at the congress and stories that the news editor will assign, as well assists in content edition. 


Availability schedule

By applying to the EULAR News reporter role, you commit to coordination work from May 14th, and pre-recording on the week of the 24th until the 27th May on various time slots for different segments between 09:00 and 17:30 (CEST) . Pre-recording time slots will be assigned based on the segment format and rpeorter and / or interviewee availability. 


What is the purpose of this program?

To give EMEUNET members the opportunity to learn about selection of interesting topics, presenting in front of a camera and providing personal accents and comments, while benefiting from attending this major event in the calendar of world rheumatology. 


E-Bursary award to selected reports

  • Free full registration to the EULAR 2021 Virtual Congress.
  • 1 year subscription to Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD).


Who can apply?

Interested EMEUNET members in applying and participating, who have:

  • Attended the EULAR congress at least twice over the last three years.
  • Presented at least one poster and / or oral presentation at the EULAR congress / another international congress over the last three years. 

Experience in presenting rheumatology-related news in front of the camera / during an interview / during a "highlights-presentation" (nationally or internationally), is preferred but not required. 


To apply, please fill in the application form and send it together with a 1-minute video (reporting on an abstract or topic of interest), CV and publication list to by Sunday 10th of May 


How is the application review performed?

A member from the EMEUNET Steering Committee (often the chair), the leader and a member from the education sub-committee, and the EULAR TV project manager will score the applications based on the applicant's:

  1. Scientific and clinical background.
  2. Expertise in selecting highlights of a congress and presenting these.
  3. CV.
  4. Publication list.
  5. 1-minute video reporting on an abstract and / or topic of interest.


A total score will be generated by simply adding the single scores for each item from each scorer. Please note age is not among the assessment criteria, however it is expected all participants will be under 40 years of age.

If a candidate has been a repeorter twice in the past, they will be excluded from the selection process unless no other eligible applicants. If a candidate has been a reporter once in the past and scores are the same as another candidate who has not had a chance to be a reporter, preference  may  be given to the latter. 

If one of the three scorers wishes to apply for becoming a reporter, an additional member (either from the steering committee or the education sub-committee) will be sought instead to score the applications to avoid conflicts of interest. 

After we have received all applications, we proceed with an internal review process. 


How are the final candidates selected?

EMEUNET selects a group of top ten candidates then provides the final scoring to the committee including the chairs of the EULAR Scientific Committee, the EULAR Communication manager, the EULAR Congress Manager and the EMEUNET Chair who will eventually select the final candidates. 

Depending on the quality in general, EMEUNET may provide a list of less than 10 candidates to participate in the project. 

If you are interested, please apply. And if it doesn't work out at the first application, it may with the next one! Have a look at the application for; it will be very little work for you. 

A big thank you to the reporters of our second EULAR News edition at the EULAR 2020 E-Congress!

Get inspired! Watch the first edition of the EULAR News at EULAR 2020 at

To apply to EULAR 2021, please fill in the application form and send it together with a 1-minute video (reporting on an abstract or topic of interest), CV and publication list to by Sunday 10th of May