Mission Statement

EMEUNET is a network of young rheumatologists and researchers in the field of rheumatology in Europe and beyond.

The objectives of EMEUNET are:

1) To promote education among emerging rheumatologists and researchers through:

  • The provision of dedicated content on the EMEUNET website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and regular Newsletters
  • The network of country liaisons responsible for communicating EMEUNET projects/activities and documents to the national societies, and particularly to young trainees and researchers in EULAR member countries;
  • EMEUNET-initiated courses, such as the Epidemiology and Immunology courses
  • Mentoring projects, such as the mentor-mentee meetings at EULAR and ACR annual congresses, the post-doc mentoring and, in collaboration with ARD and RMD open, the peer-review mentoring program
  • EULAR bursaries and travel grants directed to EMEUNET members;
  • Collaboration with the EULAR School of Rheumatology, representing the voice of young rheumatologists and researchers.


2) To foster research and collaborations among emerging rheumatologists and researchers by:

  • Establishing a network of young rheumatologists and researchers working in the field of rheumatology
  • Supporting exchange of methodologies, technical data and knowledge 
  • Creating a database of Centers of Excellence
  • Promoting networking at social events at the EULAR and ACR Annual Congress and the Ambassador Program at the EULAR Annual Congress
  • Establishing collaborations with other organizations of young specialists and rheumatology associations in other continents


3) To facilitate the integration of young rheumatologists and researchers within EULAR through:

  • Participation of EMEUNET members in EULAR task forces for the development of EULAR recommendations
  • Contribution to scientific sessions at the EULAR Annual Congress
  • Presence of EMEUNET members in EULAR committees
  • Presence of an EMEUNET member in the EULAR strategy meeting