CAGE – professor will serve as General Secretary for the European Geosciences Union for two years, starting in May 2020.
Text: Maja Sojtaric
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe. It is a non-profit international union of scientists with about 20,000 members from all over the world. The EGU has 22 scientific divisions that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the organisation
The union publishes a number of diverse scientific journals, organises meetings, and education and outreach activities. It also honours scientists with a number of awards and medals. The annual EGU General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting over 16,000 scientists from all over the world.
Professor Panieri was elected by the members of the Union to act as its General Secretary, making her a part of the Executive Board alongside among the president, vice-president, general secretary, and treasure. The Board oversees, and provides strategic guidance to, all activities of the Union.
“I am honoured for being elected to this position by my European colleagues. I acknowledge that it is a role demanding great responsibility, which I will gladly take on. It will be a challenging couple of years, but I believe that I will learn a lot and work with some inspiring people.” says professor Panieri.
Giuliana Panieri will be inaugurated during the EGU plenary meeting on 4 May 2020 in Vienna, Austria.