G. Djordjević, Committee of European Integration 2013-2016
Goran DjordjevicFaculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Nis, SERBIAVrnjacka Banja, April 28th, 2013European Physical Society Committee of European Integration(EPS--CEI) Kick-off Meeting
CEI-Composition 2009-2012 Jaroslav Nadrchal, Czech Republic (chair) Viktor Urumov, Macedonia Ana Proykova, Bulgaria Roman Puzniak, Poland Metin Arik, Turkey Main task Collect and analyze info on the situation in countries onthe periphery of the EU, to propose actions. Admin. ofgrants for competitions of students/youngphysicists, supports of members of boards of D/G Problem(s) No budget, limited-iregular support for a meeting per year
Strategy and activities The main role - support and promote exchange ofphysicists and physics research across South-East andCentral (Central-East) Europe. Despite considerable improvement in the political andeconomical situation in Europe during lastdecades, there are many issues that lead tofragmentation or even “divergence” in the Europeanphysics community. To study situation and needs of societies in particularthose ones on the periphery of the EU to promotecooperation between them and “old” EU countries andto help in transfer of good practice
Composition (proposal) Seven full members:1. Prof. Goran Djordjevic, Serbia (chair) – confirmed2. Prof. Ana Proykova, Bulgaria –confirmed3. Prof. Radu Constantinescu, Romania – confirmed4. Dr Sofoklis Sotiriou, Greece – to be confirmed5. Prof. Maciej Kolwas, Poland – confirmed6. Prof. Denes Nagy, Hungary - confirmed7. Guido Martinelli - confirmedIf necessary, an extension of the Committee could be considered.
Countries in the focus of CEI &status in communciation Croatia (in progress) Serbia C Montenegro Macedonia (in progress) Albania (in progress) Bulgaria C Romania C Moldavia in progress) Turkey TBC Bosnia and Herzegovina(2 societies) (in progress) Slovenia in progress) Hungary C Czech Republic i(n progress) Slovakia (in progress) Poland C Ukraine Greece C Belarus Armenia Georgia.
Terms of Reference Membership/Chairman Chairman and six members The term of office - 3 years; maximum of two terms. The EPS Secretary General may attend all meetings; shall not vote. Elect a chairman from among the members appointed by theExecutive Committee of EPS; one term of 3 years. May invite other persons to attend its meetings. General CEI Policy Advise the EPS Executive Committee on its policy and use of grantsgiven by the EPS for purposes of the CEI actions. Increase EPS’ visibility, to help the national physical societies andtheir members in their activities toward European integration andmultilateral cooperation, as well as to attract new members. Promote the exchange of researchers, students, teachers, andtransfer of good practice and knowledge.
Terms of Reference General CEI Policy May recommend modifications and additions to the EPS policy ofEuropean integration of new EU countries and candidates. Should consult with other EPS bodies and members whendetermining its policy. These includeCommittees, Divisions, Groups, National Societies, IndividualMembers, Associate Members etc. Budget Proposal proposals to the Executive Committee for a budget forimplementing its program of activities. The proposals shall be for aone year period. The proposals will be discussed by the ExecutiveCommittee. Budgetary authority and responsibility remains withthe Executive Committee. However, major variations in theproposals made by the CEI and decisions by the ExecutiveCommittee will be explained to Council.
Terms of Reference Granting Mechanism The CEI will advise the Executive Committee on the appropriatemechanisms for the communication, selection, and payment ofactivities proposed by the CEI. The CEI can: Undertake these tasks itself Use existing EPS bodies Propose the creation of ad hoc or permanent working groups. Reports The CEI will report on an annual basis to the Executive Committeeand to Council. The report should include report onactivities, budget, and an indication of policy objectives achieved.
Proposed actions Exchange of students and researchers between societies. (the SEENET-MTPplatform with 20 institutions from 11 countries) Balkan Physical Union activities, like annual students` conferences Meetings of teachers and contest of pupils and young students (age 15-20), used to be organized in Romania (208, 2009 and 2011) with a bit changedor modernized program (E-)Publishing) of Nobel laureates` biographies (in cooperation with the Nobelcommittee - foundation, to translate in several languages from South-EastEurope or wider. One or more series teachers training seminars in the region(s) (related to theexiting program led by S. Sotiriou, R. Doran, a R. Constaninescu ...) Synergic activities with the corresponding EPS Committee under a workingtitle “Women in physics” (Proykova) Contribution to the program "State of some National Physical Societies". As"development of the studies on National Physical Societies” through UNESCO-SEENET program: “UNESCO-SEENET survey on physics and mathematics in 7countries in the Balkan region”.