Committee agrees new co-ordinating structure
The main Europaeum bodies, the Committee for the Europaeum, the Founders'' Council, and the Board of Management of the European Studies Fund, met in Oxford on 13 December last year.
The Europaeum Committee, chaired by Professor Sir Richard Southwood in the absence of the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, Dr Peter North, made significant progress in discussing academic developmental needs for the initiative and approved:
- the widening of the Europaeum network to include the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva;
- the Europaeum Annual Report and Accounts 1993-94, reflecting the year''s achievements and in particular the financial commitment by major benefactors;
- the operation of a Europaeum Steering Group working on behalf of the Europaeum Committee, and charged with co-ordination of network activities;
- the publication of a twice-yearly Europaeum newsletter;
- the creation of a Europaeum Common Fund to meet inter-university costs, to which each member institution will be asked to contribute each year;
- the appointment of an Honorary Treasurer (Dr Paul Flather of Oxford University) to ensure the proper monitoring of the new Common Fund; and
- the introduction of student participation in local Europaeum committees and working groups, and where appropriate, formal meetings of main Europaeum bodies, such as the Europaeum Committee and the Founders'' Council.
Lord Jenkins, Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Chairman of the Founders'' Council, welcomed two new members, Mr Keith Clark, representing the international law firm, Clifford Chance, and Dr. Pierre Keller. His Serene Highness Prince Hans Adam of Liechtenstein chaired the meeting of the Board of Management, which is responsible for the financial stewardship of the Europaeum.
A lunch for friends and supporters of the Europaeum was held at All Souls College and included the founders of the Europaeum, Lord Weidenfeld and Sir Ronald Grierson, Dr Lammert Leertouwer, Rector of Leiden University, Professor Dr Max Huber, Rector of Bonn, and representatives of partner institutions.'