European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V.

ECURES Members' Assembly 2012 in Helsinki

The 10th Members' Assembly of the European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V. (ECURES) took place 29 June 2012 at the House of the Estates in Helsinki (Finland). As practised before in Strasbourg, Berlin, Amsterdam, Budapest and Zurich, the Assembly was held in connection with the annual Meeting of Compendium experts.

The Assembly was attended by 20 members; they discussed, inter alia (see Minutes here):

- The role of ECURES in the governance of the ERICarts Institute and new activities;
- Supporting and protective functions for the Compendium community of experts;
Participation in the design and editing of the new CWE HOTopics debate space; and
- A Forum of Young Researchers, to be held in Vienna, 2013.

The Assembly admitted 32 new members (see Membership list) and elected a new Board, with Vesna Čopič (Ljubljana) as the new ECURES President. It thanked the previous members for their work, in particular Ritva Mitchell, who had acted as President for almost two decades and who wanted to step down due to her many other commitments and in order to support the current generation change in the Association.

The day before, June 28th, ECURES had offered a cocktail on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of first initiatives in Finland that inspired the creation of the Association and, a decade later, of the ERICarts Institute.

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