The University of Ulm is welcoming YERUN members to the next YERUN General Assembly and Staff meeting on 25 and 26 October, in Ulm (Germany).
YERUN members are invited to register as soon as possible through the following link.
On 12 June, our YERUN Expert on Open Science, Dr. Eva Méndez Rodríguez, participated as a speaker at the European Open Science Cloud Summit, in Brussels. The meeting gathered key stakeholders to contribute to the Open Science policy debate, looking at prioritising challenges and solutions for developing strong data culture and ecosystems, the adoption and implementation of FAIR data principles, existing research infrastructures and services but also, sustainable funding and governance.
The University of Antwerp organised the first edition of the YERUN Sport Days from 26 to 28 April, in Antwerp. The aim was to develop international interactions and experience between students, with an emphasis on Fair Play and Universal Friendship. Ten YERUN teams participated and 116 student athletes and officials from our members were accredited.
On 17th March, YERUN members gathered for their General Assembly, kindly hosted by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Juan Romo (YERUN President). Members decided on upcoming priorities for the network taking into account the YERUN Strategic Plan adopted for the period 2016-2020. YERUN members will continue working on research and education collaboration, knowledge exchange and graduates’ employability. The General Assembly also adopted by unanimity a BREXIT statement in order to emphasize the importance of scientific and educational collaboration during the negotiations between United Kingdom and the European Union now that the UK Government has triggered article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon. The next General Assembly will take place on 26th October at University of Ulm, in Germany.
The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has invoked article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which starts the legal process of leaving the European Union. The United Kingdom gives notice to quit the European Union as decided in the referendum of June 23rd 2016. This is the starting point of a process in which the European Union will attempt to negotiate and conclude an agreement with the United Kingdom, setting out the arrangements for the withdrawal and taking account of the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom.