Welcome to E.R.I.C.

Dear Rotaractors,

We are more than 20.000 neighbours, friends and young community leaders who come together to build friendships, bridges and create long lasting change in our communities in Europe.

As President of the European Rotaract Information Centre, I am honoured to welcome you to the E.R.I.C. year of 2014 – 2015 and of course soon to the Rotaract European Meeting in Bremen. The bREMen weekend allows us to work with this year’s visions which are based on five pillars. First, E.R.I.C should be an essential centre providing information – the main purpose. Second, to focus on best practice sharing, as we need to take better advantage of skills, knowledge and talent of our Rotaractors. Third, pillar is to enhance the voice of E.R.I.C. within Rotaract and Rotary and to empower our Country Representatives, for greater link and involvement, as the fourth pillar. Remember, Rotaract in Europe will only be successful if we are working together.

In Bremen, take the opportunity to interact with the 3.100 German Rotaractors among the 170 Clubs – share ideas, discuss bylaws, plan joint projects and continue to develop Rotaract in Europe. That is what I will do.

So, what makes us different? As Rotary puts it, I believe it is our multidisciplinary approach and our way of thinking that gives us possibilities to not only apply leadership skills and knowledge but to see and face challenges in new ways and at the same time come up with innovative solutions. We have seen the fantastic presentations from the Gala evening in Monaco, showing us videos from the top candidates of BESP and TCA – giving us goose bumps and to remind ourselves that we share a passion for our community, to create this lasting change. Simply, we make the world our home.

We are more than 220.000 Rotaractors across the globe, gathering to do ‘Service about self’. Yet again, we are neighbours and friends helping each other to engage Rotaract, change lives.

Last but not least. It is important for not only me but for Rotaract to not forget to have fun and enjoy the E.R.I.C. ride during the year. Apply the Rotary 4way test. We are all doing this voluntarily, on our free time and although we have deadlines, emails to answers and power-points to produce – please do it with a smile and lets help each other J

You + Me = Success.

Emelie Aho Fältskog
President of the European Rotaract Information Centre 2014-2015

Welcome to EuCo French Riviera!

Dear Rotaractors,

In the name of the whole E.R.I.C. Board, we are delighted to welcome you to the ERIC  European Convention (EuCo) in the French Riviera.

Every year, Rotaractors from all over Europe, and even from all over the world, come together to meet, discuss and learn. During these 5 days, we get to know each other better in workshops, meetings, presentations, sightseeing events and parties. 
The highlight of the event is the conference on Friday morning. In this conference, the board will report about the achievements of the year. There will be inspiring guestspeakers, projects from all over Europe will be presented and the board 2014-2015 as well as the EuCo 2015 venue will be announced. Also the finalists for the ‘Best European Service Project’ award and the ‘Twin Club Award’ will show their projects at their best. 
Check the Conference Program & Workshops !
This weekend you will meet old and new friends, you will learn about Rotaract clubs and their projects all across Europe, and of course you will have a lot of fun!
Engage Rotaract, change lives.

Yours in Rotaract,

Laura Verdegaal
E.R.I.C. President 2013-2014

Top 5 BESP & TCA applications

Dear Rotaractors,

On behalf of the Social Committee of E.R.I.C, Emelie and Joana are happy to announce the top 5 applications of BESP and TCA! The International and European Jury have put down many hours to evaluate and score all the incoming applications. The Country Reps are currently voting the top 3 and the winner will be awarded at the Gala Dinner at EUCO in Nice.

The top 5 applications for BESP are:

  • ‘Ambulatory in Nepal’ – RAC Karlsruhe, Germany
  • ‘Medical Mission to the island Anafi’ – RAC Athens, Greece
  • ‘1st Rotaract Global MUN’ – RAC Baia Mare, Romania
  • ‘Dreams come True’ – RAC Saint – Petersburg, Russia
  • ‘Greenolution’ – RAC Efes, Turkey

The top 5 applications for TCA are:

  • Turkey & Hungary – RAC Dolmbabce & Duna
  • Turkey & Cyprus – RAC Efes & RAC Kyrenia St. Hilarion
  • Turkey & Italy – RAC Guzelyali & RAC Peschiera e del Garda Veronese
  • Turkey & Italy – RAC Konak & RAC Bologna EST
  • Cyprus & various of countries – RAC Nicosia Aspelia & (see down)

Romania – Rotaract Club Bucharest
Egypt – Rotaract Club of Alexandria East
France – Rotaract Nice Baie des Anges
Emirates – Rotaract Club Jumeirah Dubai
Greece – Rotaract Club Komotini
Turkey – Galatasaray Rotaract Kulübü
Guatemala – Rotaract Club Las Américas
Nigeria – Rotaract Club of Adekunle Ajasin Univeristy Akungba
Australia – Sydney City Rotaract Club
Brazil – Rotaract Club de Sćo Paulo – Vila Mariana
Germany – Rotaract Club Bremen
Cyprus – Rotaract Club Nicosia Aspelia
Lebanon – Rotaract Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan
Russia – Rotaract Moscow-East
Kyrgyzstan – Rotaract Club of Bishkek
New Zealand – Rotaract Club of Auckland City
Hungary – Rotaract Club Budapest City
Turkey – Rotaract Club of Antalya
Ukraine – Rotaract-Poltava

Congratulations and Good Luck!

Emelie and Joana
Social Committee, E.R.I.C, 2013-2014

ERIC Board 2014-2015 Applications

We are pleased to announce that applications for ERIC Board 2014-2015 are now open!

Applications are open for all European Rotaractors, those whom are members of clubs in one of the districts covered by ERIC.

If you are interested in being part of the board, please refer to the voting process and available roles and application form.   Email completed application forms to president@rotaracteurope.org and secretary@rotaracteurope.org. The deadline is WednesdayApril 2nd. The candidates will be announced after the deadline.

Each candidate will have the opportunity to give a presentation during the ERIC meeting at EuCo in the French Riviera.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the current board members.

Yours in Rotaract,

Delyan Kapitanov, ERIC Secretary.