EMA's 2021 GA is themed 'New Normal, New Thinking' and is taking place virtually on 15 May 2021.
Since last year, our way of life has changed in different ways due to COVID19. Some of us are now in a total or semi lockdown, some are working from home, some are attending classes virtually. We all have faced new unexpected challenges in our personal and professional life. We are learning how to deal with uncertainty and be more resilient. This is our new normal. As we are in this together, we have to explore a new thinking to adapt ourselves to this new reality.
As an association, EMA has also been adjusting to this new normal. Since last year, EMA has held its EMA Annual General Assembly (EMA GA) virtually. This year, EMA is having another virtual EMA GA. This decision has been taken based on the advice of the EU Commission, health organizations, and considering our member’s safety and health, and overall practicalities. This alternative allows EMA to reach even more of its members and invite them to partake in a wider range of activities.
The EMA GA 2021 focuses on the New Normal, New Thinking, the new spirit that brings EMA members together this year.
Let's take a moment to reflect. Since the beginning of the pandemic, as students or alumni of the Erasmus Mundus program, what has changed? How do we cope with changes? Do we still give back to our community in EMA? Could we exchange ideas as to how to improve our well-being as a person and as a member of EMA?
Although mobility and volunteering can be challenging at this unprecedented time, it is an opportunity to learn or create a new way of thinking. Therefore, EMA would like to explore the options to stay resilient and grow together as a community under EMA's umbrella.
The General Assembly happens annually and it is the perfect space for EMA members, including active volunteers and the Management Board to get together, share ideas, make important decisions for the organization, get to know new projects, and exchange with the Management Board and amongst each other. This year, the GA has an important component: We will get to know the results of EMA’s presidential election.
The Virtual EMA GA 2021 will take place online on: Saturday, May 15th 2021 (15:30 - 18:00 CEST).
Programme and more details: EMA GA 2021 | Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA) (em-a.eu)