The Council of European BioRegions, CEBR, has partially renewed its board to open a new stage marked by the growth of the association and a greater presence towards the European institutions.
Of its 30 members, 20 gathered to meet on April 4th and 5th in Athens (Greece), to celebrate the annual meeting, during which elections were held.
The newly elected board members renewed their trust in Stephanie Wehnelt, Head of International Affairs of BioM, to lead the association. Francesco Senatore, as the vice president, and Tero Piispanen, as treasurer, are the other renewed positions within the board.
While Céline Quéron and Per Spindler, continue their mandate, the new board members are: Alberto Baldi, Marc Dechamps, Andreas Persidis and Rosa Puzio.
Ambitious strategic lines
The CEBR annual meeting was held this year at the National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos in Athens (Greece). During 2 days, the partners analysed the activities carried out throughout 2018, reviewed the accounts of the association and discussed the strategic lines for the coming years.
The main objective of CEBR is to become a real and effective representative of the interests of life science cluster/ecosystem coordinators towards important stakeholders, such as the European Commission, in order, for example, to participate in the decisions over funding instruments. It also works to become a powerful European cluster platform capable of maximizing networking and collaboration among its members.