Monitoring Country Coordinators’ Activity

The Country Coordinator’s role is an honorary, prestigious, ambassadorial position within EECERA. It is unpaid but carries the following substantial benefits:

  • six free online issues of the Journal per year;
  • free online access to EECERA journal and back catalogue;
  • access to administrative support for developing EECERA’s profile nationally;
  • support of a dedicated coordinating Trustee.

The Board expects those undertaking this role to make a significant contribution to the Association’s functioning, visibility and reach. Country Coordinators are expected to be active and where, perhaps because of changed circumstances, a Country Coordinator finds it difficult to carry out their role, the Board reserves the right to reappointment. The position is therefore reviewed every year and renewal will be dependent on an assessment by the Board based on the following:

  1. The submission of an annual report by the Country Coordinator summarising the range of their activity in their region or country and their assessment of its effectiveness and benefits for EECERA & EECERJ.
  2. An analysis by the EECERA administrator of some of the following impact data related to the country or region for which the Country Coordinator has responsibility:
  • updated changes in the region or country’s email database;
  • the numbers and type of ‘hits’ on EECERJ or EECERA websites originating from the Country Coordinator’s country or region, as revealed by Google Analytics;
  • increase in membership from the country or region;
  • increase in submissions to the Journal from the country region or
  • increase in SIG participation or membership from the country or region;
  • increase in Conference delegates from participating country or region;
  • increase in website ‘links’ to local organisations.

Support from EECERA includes a designated Trustee who has responsibility for managing Country Coordinators and access to an EECERA administrator. Small amounts of ‘seed’ funding are also available for such things as translation and printing of leaflets about EECERA or EECERJ in local languages. Approval for such expenditure must be cleared first with the Trustee who has responsibility for Country Coordinators. The Board also encourages Country Coordinators to explore with EECERA administrators how local websites might exchange URLs or how pages on the EECERA and EECERJ sites might be translated into local languages.

Current CoCos

Australia – Gerry Mulhearn
Austria – Bernhard Koch
Brazil – Mônica Pinazza
Canada – Debra Harwood
Chile – Daniela S. Jadue Roa
China – Lynne Zhang
Colombia – Elsa Escalante
Croatia – Adrijana Višnjić Jevtić
Cyprus – Eleni Loizou
Denmark – Persille Schwartz
Estonia – Marika Veisson
Finland – Lasse Lipponen
Germany – Peter Cloos
Greece – Sofia Avgitidou
Iceland – Krístin Karlsdottir
Ireland – Irene Gunning
Italy – Chiara Bove
Italy – Maria Cristina Picchio
Japan – Mikiko Tabu
Kenya – Teresa Mwoma
Malta – Josephine Deguara
Northern Ireland – Colette Gray
Poland – Anna Kienig
Portugal – Sara Araújo
Romania – Alina Mag
Russia – Nikolay Veraksa
Slovenia – Marta Licardo
Spain – Silvia Blanch
South Africa – Hasina Ebrahim
Sweden – Maelis Karlsson Lohmander
The Netherlands – Elly Singer
Turkey – Mehmet Toran
UK – Helen Lyndon
USA – Nancy Barbour

Become a CoCo!

Want to help establish and coordinate EECERA activities in your country? Then why not become a CoCo.

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