Main tasks for the steering committe is to plan and organize activities, and to acquire funding for activities but also for research and collaboration within the network. On the present agenda is the planning of a large Assembly in spring of 2022. The Assembly last October was a long-awaited IRL-event after several digital meetings.
"CeMEB has always been a very active community, but the pandemic has affected the international participation severely. While digital events can offer easier access to seminars and discussions, the practical experience that we get from exchange visits and research trips can't be replaced" says Pierre De Wit.
Expanding into the future
Originally a Linnaeus Centre coordinated by the University of Gothenburg, the steering committé is now trying to define how the members want CeMEB to continue and develop into the future.
"We want to continue hosting assemblies and help our members arrange workshops, courses and other events. Going forward we want to expand and invite researchers who both have an interest and wish to contribute to the network", says Ellika Faust.
An important person for this development is Eva Marie Rödström, CeMEB coordinator and also a member of the committé. Among many tasks, she supports with administration and regularily updates members on what´s going on through the newsletter.
"If you would like to arrange an event within the network – please reach out to us and we can have a dialogue around how we can support you!", says Leon Green.