On Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July, Eurodoc members gathered for the first ever online Eurodoc’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), and elected the new administrative board for 2020-2021. Giulia Malaguarnera (ADI, Italy), was elected as Eurodoc President.
“In the last years, Eurodoc had increased its visibility and engagement with its stakeholders, contributing to the EU research policies and representing the early career researchers (ECRs) of Europe” - said Giulia. “This year, we will enhance the internal cooperation between all of our National Associations to advocate for inclusive European policies. We will continue to work actively on our main topics, which include Employment Conditions for ECRs, Research Assessment, and Open Science. The new board is made up of very motivated researchers and it is an honour for me to work with them - we will tackle all the challenges of the coming year will bring with passion and motivation!”
During the AGM, Beata Zwierzynska (KRD, Poland) was elected as Vice-President, Giuseppe Montalbano (ADI, Italy) as Treasurer and Agnieszka Żyra (KRD, Poland) as Secretary. Oleksandr Berezko (RMU, Ukraine), Mathew Tata (SNPA, Sweden) and Katarzyna Turoń (KRD, Poland) have been elected as General Board Members.
The AGM also elected officers and coordinators of workgroups, with Sara Pilia (ADI, Italy) as Secretariat Coordinator, and approved the admission of the PhD Society (Belgium) as a new member.
“I wish the very best of luck to the new Eurodoc board members on their journey to represent early career researchers and give them ‘a strong voice’ at European level”, states Eva Hnatkova, former Eurodoc president.
Eurodoc thanks KRD (Poland) for the organization of the Eurodoc Conference and AGM 2020.