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Call for new EMEUNET Chair-elect

 

What is the role of the EMEUNET Chair? 

The chairmanship comprises 2 members, the current Chair and the past Chair or Chair-elect (depending on the year). The chair rotation occurs every two years at the end of the EULAR Congress. When the new Chair starts their mandate at EULAR, the previous Chair becomes the past Chair for one year. During the second year of mandate of the Chair, the past Chair leaves the chairmanship and the Chair-elect enters the chairmanship.

The Chair leads regular alignment calls for the EMEUNET committee (≈1 per month), the EMEUNET assembly meeting at the EULAR, and the EMEUNET face-to-face winter meeting. The Chair prepares and leads calls for new subcommittee and committee members, organizes the work in the EMEUNET committee at the beginning of a new mandate, prepares the EMEUNET business meetings at the EULAR and ACR congress, participates and has voting rights in EULAR Committee Chairs and Council meetings, is expected to actively participate in the EULAR congress committee, and has regular alignment calls with other members of the EULAR (including the EULAR office). The Chair represents EMEUNET and EMEUNET interests in the EULAR but also with other international associations. The Chair oversees and takes responsibility for all EMEUNET activities including social media plans, mentor-mentee meetings, the Ambassador program, the Networking event, the postdoc mentoring program, the EULAR Reporters calls, the EMEUNET booth, the monthly EMEUNEWS, the call for EMEUNET representatives in EULAR task forces, monthly “What-is-new” selections, peer-review mentoring, the EMEUNET Podcast, Country Liaison activities, EMEUNET congress sessions and liaison with the other EULAR committees.

Who can apply?

The call is open for all EMEUNET members and follows the structure of all EULAR committees (see flow chart “Call for EMEUNET Chair-elect”).

The application process for the EMEUNET nominee will be open to current or previous (within 1 year) EMEUNET committee members.

How is the selection performed? 

After the annual EULAR congress, the EMEUNET Chair launches a call among the EMEUNET committee and previous (within 1 year) EMEUNET committee members. The EMEUNET committee members (excluding applicants) evaluate applications with formal scoring according to criteria listed below. The EMEUNET chairmanship receives the scoring from the committee members and preferences from 5 past EMEUNET chairs. The EMEUNET chairmanship selects and proposes one candidate for nomination.

Criteria for scoring:

  • Leadership skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • EMEUNET committee and subcommittee engagement
  • Vision/motivation for EMEUNET

 

How are the final candidates selected?

The EMEUNET Chairs evaluates all applications (EMEUNET nominees, nominees from other EULAR Committees/Board/Council/Ordinary members, and individual applications) with the formal scoring according to SOP and give preferences to the EULAR Board. The Board takes the final decision on the applications received in its meeting in spring.

Any points to consider before I apply?

Please note that the EMEUNET Chair is required to run all activities of the EMEUNET Committee. Please contact current and/or previous Chairs to match expectation for time consumption and responsibilities. Please note that age is not among the assessment criteria, however it is expected that all participants will be under 40 years of age when starting as Chair-elect.

 


Call for new EMEUNET Committee members

 

What is the role of the EMEUNET Sub-Committee Chairs (committee members)?

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 harmonizes the work of the sub-committees.

Please see responsibilities of each subcommittee chair (committee members) on the EMEUNET website (https://emeunet.eular.org/sub_committees.cfm).

Who can apply?

The call is open for all EMEUNET members and follows the structure of all EULAR committees (see flow chart “Call for new EMEUNET committee positions”).

The application process for the EMEUNET nominee will be open to current or previous (within 1 year) EMEUNET subcommittee members.

How is the selection performed?

After the annual EULAR congress, the EMEUNET Chair launches a call among the EMEUNET subcommittee and previous (within 1 year) EMEUNET subcommittee members. The EMEUNET committee members evaluate applications with the formal scoring according to criteria listed below. The EMEUNET chairmanship proposes one candidate for each vacant position for nomination.

Criteria for scoring

  • Leadership skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • EMEUNET subcommittee engagement
  • Vision/motivation for EMEUNET

How are the final candidates selected?

The EMEUNET Chairs evaluates all applications (EMEUNET nominees, nominees from other EULAR Committees/Board/Council/Ordinary members, and individual applications) with formal scoring according to SOP and give preferences to the EULAR Board. The Board takes the final decision on the applications received in its meeting in spring.

Any points to consider before I apply?

Please note that the EMEUNET Subcommittee Chairs are expected to run all activities of the respected subcommittee. Please contact previous subcommittee chairs to match expectation for time consumption and responsibilities. Please note that age is not among the assessment criteria, however it is expected all participants will be under 40 years of age when starting the position.

 


Call for new EMEUNET Sub-Committee members

 

What is the role of the EMEUNET Subcommittee?

The EMEUNET subcommittee undertakes the organisational role to facilitate the aims of EMEUNET and represent the EMEUNET community. The group consists of approximately 50 members from more than 20 countries and a rotation of around one third of the group is ensured each year.

The EMEUNET Subcommittee members will typically choose to lead/co-lead one of the many EMEUNET activities. These include social media plans, mentor-mentee meetings, the Ambassador program, the Networking event, the postdoc mentoring program, the EULAR Reporters calls, the EMEUNET booth, the monthly EMEUNEWS, the call for EMEUNET representatives in EULAR task forces, monthly “What-is-new” selections, peer-review mentoring, the EMEUNET Podcast, Country Liaison activities, and liaison with the other EULAR committees. New ideas and improvements for existing activities are always very welcome.

Who can apply?

The application is open to all EMEUNET members (see flow chart “Call for new EMEUNET subcommittee positions”).

To apply, you should meet the following criteria:

  1. be a registered EMEUNET member. Not a member? Go register on the EMEUNET website!
  2. be aged <40 years when starting the position
  3. be resident in one of the member countries of EULAR
  4. have an interest in research, organizational work and/or education in rheumatology
  5. be active in research: at least 1 first authorship of an international congress abstract or 1 first authorship of manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal

 

How is the selection performed?

This application process takes place annually around March and all EMEUNET members are invited to apply. The EMEUNET committee members evaluate applications with the formal scoring according to criteria listed below.

Criteria for scoring

  • Motivation
  • Previous experience in committee, congress, chairing, etc.
  • Research experience (with less ponderation)

The decision is also influenced by other factors, including number of membership places available, country representation, gender, prior interaction with EMEUNET, experience in national young rheumatologist's associations, and social media skills.

How are the final candidates selected?

The EMEUNET Chairs make the final decision and new members will be welcomed at the EMEUNET Assembly Meeting at the annual EULAR Conference in June.

Any points to consider before I apply?

Please note that the EMEUNET Subcommittee members are expected to take active part in running the EMEUNET activities. Please note that age is not among the assessment criteria, however it is expected that all participants will be under 40 years of age when starting the position.