This post is written by Aimee Haley who is the current HEEM Course Representative at The Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association. Aimee and a number of our graduates participated in the recent EMA General Assembly. In this post she gives a brief overview of the event and the activities EMA is involved in.
The Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA) held its 5th annual General Assembly (GA) June 24-25, 2011 in Budapest, Hungary. Over 170 people from around the world met at the Central European University to discuss the goals and organization of the association. The GA consists of representatives from the Erasmus Mundus master and doctoral courses, steering committee and service team members, and regional and country representatives. Additionally, representatives from the European Commission were also in attendance, as well as general member observers since the GA is open to all members of the EMA.
EMA was established by the European Commission in June 2006 and is a network for students and alumni of all the Erasmus Mundus master and doctoral programs. The EMA activities are conducted by its members on a voluntary basis and in cooperation with the European Commission. The association is also democratic in nature, so a large portion of the GA was dedicated to voting on changes to the leadership structure and the election of a new President and Vice President. (more…)