04 Dec 2010, Tübingen, Germany
Meeting of the ECBA treasurer Reinhard Paulsen and Hans Frey
Goals had been to discuss income and expenses of this year and to prepare the ECBA budget 2011
Several members have developed initiatives for the International year of biodiversity
Ready, Aim, Inspire! A photographic competition organised by the Society of Biology.
2010 -Das internationale Jahr der Biodiversität
ECBA is active in supporting her member organizations in organizing activities.
In several European countries there is no general organisation for Biologists. Amazingly this includes coutries like France. The ECBA is willing to support the eshtablishment of national biologistst organisations.
In November 2008 the ECBA organised a meeting in Riga (Latvia) to support the establishment of a Baltic Biologist organisation. Unfortunately the economic crises provided a major setback for the organisation, but the process is still ongoing.
Once a year the ECBA has her annual council meeting where the official delegates meet and exchange ideas. Last council meeting was 20-22 May 2010 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
ECBA is a partner in EU projects and other activities.
To support communication between member organizations.
On general issues concerning biologists, the ECBA publishes ECBA booklets. Currently the ECBA has produced 11 booklets. Most are available only in hardcopy. On request a scanned version can be provided. (PDF).
ECBA monitors the development of Biology curricula in the EU. The curricula booklet serves as a blueprint for Biology education in the EU.