Since March 2018 the ECTS board is supported in its activities by 16 Action Groups that are the new drivers of ECTS Committees and essential for the development of the Society. Action groups are a great way for ECTS members to engage with the society and shape its future direction.
Each ECTS committee is chaired by an ECTS board member and composed of a number of action groups, which have a non-board member as co-chair and comprise of 4-5 members that rotate on a yearly basis. Action groups have a wide range of tasks, including engaging with social media and organization of the grant and award review process (see overview below).
The activities of the committees and their action groups are coordinated by the ECTS secretary with support from the ECTS team, Roberta Mugnai and Rosemary Oduor. Action groups have regular interactions via email and/or telephone conference. Face to face meetings are taking place during the annual congress. The inaugural meeting took place during this year’s ECTS annual congress in Valencia on 26th of May 2018