C. Mulder (NL)
M. Augustyniak (PL)
At the first ever Council meeting held by videoconference replacing the planned physical Council meeting C88 in Glasgow, a new Board was elected. The huge effort and dedication put in the organization of the whole e-meeting by everyone involved assured the smooth conduct and organizational success of the Council meeting.
As President, Francis Leyder (BE) was appointed for a second term. Heike Vogelsang-Wenke (DE) retained the position of Vice President and Peter Thomsen (CH) was re-elected as Treasurer.
Newly elected members of the Presidium are Bogoljub Ilievski (MK) as Vice President and Cornelis Mulder (NL) as Secretary General.
These five Presidium members, will be supported by Magdalena Augustyniak (PL) (elected as Deputy Secretary General) and Zsolt Szentpeteri (HU) (elected as Deputy Treasurer).
After the Council meeting, the new 7-member team assisted by Amélie Faivre from the Secretariat held two informal meetings to become better acquainted with each other and to ensure that they work together in a friendly and mutually stimulating manner.
During the first Board meeting after the Council meeting, topics such as the seminars organised by epi solely, or in cooperation with the EPO, in autumn 2020, the planned Council meetings November 2020 and May 2021 as well as the expected changes in the format of the EQE were discussed. In addition, preparations started for the upcoming regular meeting with Mr. Campinos, President of the EPO. Last but not least, in order to maintain a smooth cooperation within the institute bodies, the Presidium plans to hold a meeting with each Committee in the forthcoming period.
The new team wishes all epi members and their families a lot of health and strength in these challenging times and looks forward to further collaboration with everyone interested in building the future of the epi.