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SETAC Europe Student Advisory Council
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SOP for Young Environmental Scientist (YES) meetings

Almost 25% of all SETAC members are students! This large group of members is represented by the Student Advisory Council (SAC), which was officially founded in 2007. Become active and join the SAC!

What We Do

SAC regularly organises student activities at annual meetings:

  • Networking lunch
  • Student lunch seminar
  • Annual Student Assembly

Together with the Student Advisory Council of SETAC North America the SAC organises a unique Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting. It is a conference fully organised by students for students (and recent graduates). It’s a place for SETAC students to meet their peers in a relaxed setting and to get presentation feedback while learning crucial professional development skills. YES Meetings are free of charge for all participants!

SAC Europe is in close collaboration with student groups in all geographical units of SETAC and various regional student organisations. Students of SETAC work globally to represent student interests and initiatives in the Society.

The chair of the SAC actively participates in SETAC Europe Council meetings and ensures that the Council is aware of student needs and wishes.

Committee Members

  • Mafalda Castro, Chair, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Katharina Heye, Immediate Past Chair, Vali Consulting, Germany
  • Andreas Eriksson, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Ana Isabel Ramos, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Fabian Balk, eawag, Switzerland
  • Kristina Bitter, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Lena Benner, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Mariam Abboud, UFZ, Germany
  • Paul Böhm, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Samuel Moeris, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Time Investment

    The SAC usually doesn’t require too much of your time, but there are additional voluntary assignments that might be a bit more time consuming and depend on your personal motivation.

    The SAC organises monthly conference calls to discuss current issues, and members meet face-to-face twice a year (during the annual meeting, and once during autumn).

    Representatives for various tasks in the SAC are also being elected and they are in charge of administrating the social media accounts, fundraising, organising student activities at annual meetings and more. On average, the SAC requires 60 to 70 hours of your time annually.

    How to Join

    Interested in supporting and representing student ideas in the Society? Please fill in the application form available on our social media and SETAC website each year in April and early May. New members are being elected during the Student Assembly at the annual meeting. If you would like to get in touch, send us an email to