Communiqué – EPEA 3.0

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After the years marked by the pandemic, which made the work of the EPEA difficult, it is in a process of renewal, which is often difficult and not easy to endure. Members are now needed on the Steering Committee who are ready to lead the EPEA to a new flowering with a great deal of commitment and dedication.

Following the resignation of the Chair elected in June and the resignation of the Secretary elected shortly afterwards, the Steering Committee (SC) received the news last week that our treasurer, Claire O’Connell, is stepping down for personal reasons. We thank them all for the work they have done for the benefit of the EPEA and wish them all the best for the future. The SC appointed Ruth McFarlane as Claire’s successor at its meeting on 20 October. We thank Ruth for being willing to take over at such short notice. As You all know Thomas Wüthrich has taken over as an interim Chair until elections has been held.

And unfortunately, there are also changes in the Regional Representatives. Gayane Hovakimyan, representative of the Eastern Region, also announced her resignation a few days ago. Finally, the Steering Committee decided to relieve Representative of the Southern Region, Marco of his duties, he has not been available to the SC for the last year. The SC wishes them all the best for the future.

The SC is therefore faced with the task of looking for two new representatives, preparing for next spring’s elections and organizing the EPEA conference in June. However, the remaining members of the SC are ready to do this work on a voluntary and non-remunerated basis and thus ensure the continuity of the EPEA.

For questions or suggestions, the SC is available to EPEA members at the mail address

The Steering Committee

Text revised 15th of December 2022