EMA

The General Council

The General Council (GC) consists of representatives of the European countries active in magnetism research, typically one representative per country. Members are renewed on a three-year basis, as elected by the previous GC. The GC defines the general policy developed by the EMA. It oversees that the actions developed by the EMA, as well as those developed by associated bodies (ESM, JEMS, etc..), respect the Statute of the association.

The General Council is described as follows, in the statutes of the EMA.

The General Council consists of representatives of the European countries1 active in magnetism research (one representative per country)2. Representatives are elected country by country by members with voting rights of the existing General Council, based on at most three nominees. The country representatives who are about to end their term, in connection with their national communities, are in charge of proposing these nominees. Nominations may be submitted via respective national magnetism societies / associations, the magnetism section of the national Physical society or by other types of existing official organisations or structures on magnetism. In case only one person is nominated for a given country, the result is valid only if 50% or more of members of the GC with voting rights proceed to the vote. The mandate of a national representative is three years, renewable once. The election takes place from April to June every year, and the new mandate starts the day of the next meeting of the GC. The mandate of the leaving national representative ends the day before this meeting.


1 A country within the European continent, or a country or geographical area hosting a physical society that is member of the European Physical Society.
2 A country is considered as active in magnetism, if at least one paper has been published every year within the past five years.

Current General Council

Term expires 2022

Anatolie Sidorenko
Moldova

Andrejs Cebers
Latvia

Cathrine Frandsen
Denmark

Maarit Karppinen
Finland

Vladan Kusigerski
Serbia

Dennis Gerhard Meier
Norway

Ivan Nedkov
Bulgaria

Damir Pajić
Croatia

Sergei Trukhanov
Belarus (suspended)

Raivo Stern
Estonia

Alex Tovstolytkin
Ukraine

Term expires 2023

Johan Akerman
Sweden

Denis Arcon
Slovenia

Agustina Asenjo Barahona
Spain

Riccardo Bertacco
Italy

Susana Cardoso
Portugal

Elinor Galanis
United Kingdom

Emmanuelle Jal
France

Dariusz Kaczorowski
Poland

Plamen Stamenov
Ireland

Alexandru Stancu
Romania

Dieter Suess
Austria

Vassilis Tangoulis
Greece

Vojtěch Uhlíř
Czech Republic

Bartel Van Wayenberge
Belgium

Lajos K. Varga
Hungary

Rastislav Varga
Slovakia

Nerija Zurauskiene
Lithuania

Term expires 2024

Numan Akdogan
Turkey

Christian Back
Germany

Mary-Hrachoohi Boghosian
Armenia

Pietro Gambardella
Switzerland

Fridrik Magnus
Iceland

Andreas Michels
Luxembourg

Nikolay Perov
Russian Federation (suspended)

Theo Rasing
The Netherlands

Alexander Shengelaya
Georgia

Theodossis Trypiniotis
Cyprus

Ora Entin Wohlman
Israel

Past members

Term expired 2020

Franca Albertini
Italy

John Michael Coey
Ireland

Tomasz Dietl
Poland

Paulo Freitas
Portugal

Manuel R. Ibarra
Spain

Tomas Jungwirth
Czech Republic

Nicoletta Lupu
Romania

Dimitris Niarchos
Greece

Per Nordblad
Sweden

Thomas Schrefl
Austria

Bartel Van Wayenberge
Belgium

Rastislav Varga
Slovakia

Elinor Galanis
United Kingdom

Term expired 2021

Leon Abelmann
The Netherlands