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Establishment of EDA’s Academic Committee Final draft approved at Athens EDA Board meeting 8.4.2017
The EDA has a scientific and educational purpose and is a non-profit-making association. To strengthen and develop the scientific base in the organisation the EDA board is about to establish an Academic Committee (EDA-AC).
The main purpose of the EDA-AC is to provide advice to the EDA board in different scientific matters.
It could be:
- Advising the EDA board in different decisions when qualified scientific knowledge is important.
- Assisting the EDA Editor to publish relevant scientific based reports/research/intervention strategies/links on the website. Resources regarding bridging the gap between research and practise is desirable. Perspectives from different countries is also interesting.
- Advising the EDA board - in matters of organising seminars, conferences, projects and when publishing information brochures
- Suggesting new advances for the EDA
The working language is English.
The composition of the EDA-AC will be established by EDA board and reflect a range of key academic areas within the field. These individuals are invited to join the committee in an honorary (unpaid) capacity by the EDA board usually for a three-year term.
The EDA is not covering any costs incurred from the EDA budget.
The Vice Chair of the EDA-AC is reserved for a Director of the EDA board.
The main points of contact with the EDA are the EDA delegate to the EDA-AC and the EDA Editor.
A report from the EDA-AC will be presented to the EDA board at subsequent EDA board meeting by the EDA delegate.