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 database of young rheumatologists and researchers working in the field of rheumatology
  • supporting exchange of methodologies, technical data and knowledge as well as dissemination of documents between emerging researchers, through the EMEUNET Website, Newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube accounts
  • creating a database of Centres of Excellence
  • promoting networking at social events held at the EULAR and ACR 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:

  • EMEUNET Observers at the Standing Committees of EULAR, recruited yearly among EMEUNET Working Group Members
  • EMEUNET members participating to EULAR task forces for the development of EULAR recommendations
  • contribution to scientific sessions at the EULAR Annual Congress together with the EULAR Education Committee