Activities of Regional RILEM Groups
Version of 23 September 2010
Regional RILEM Groups should contribute to the transfer of knowledge from RILEM towards their region and vice-versa. This transfer of knowledge should be organized in an appropriate way, considering the possibilities and demands of the specific region. The following important items should be considered within the transfer of knowledge:
- Doctoral courses: In close cooperation with RILEM EAC, doctoral courses should be organized on a regional level. The language can be a regional language, but EAC should be able to check the quality of the organization, if needed by providing an English translation of the scope and contents of the course.
- Other courses: Besides doctoral courses, other courses can be organized for a target audience of practitioners, engineers, architects, …. This should also be done in close cooperation with EAC.
- Seminars, workshops and conferences: Regional seminars, workshops and conferences, in a regional language, can be organized on topics which are of interest to the region. These activities should be organized in cooperation with RILEM TAC. If relevant, it is advised to have some active contribution (invited lecture, technical committee, …) from international experts.
- Technical Committees: Whenever a new RILEM TC is created, regional groups should spread the information within the region, and look actively for possible members. A regional sub-committee could be defined if appropriate, in close cooperation with the RILEM TC chair. Regional sub-committees should focus on gathering the regional information, and transferring it to the international RILEM TC. Regional sub-committees should not become ‘stand-alone’ committees at any time. Of course, regional RILEM Groups can propose to define a new (fully international) RILEM TC, following the general rules defined within TAC.
- State-of-the art reports: State-of-the-art reports produced by RILEM Technical Committees can be translated by regional languages, in cooperation with TAC.
- Recommendations: RILEM Recommendations produced by RILEM Technical Committees can be translated to regional languages, in cooperation with TAC.
- Books: Technical books in the language of the region, not published through RILEM, could obtain the intellectual support of RILEM, depending on final approval of RILEM EAC.
- Website: Regional groups can define a regional RILEM Website, in the language of the region. This website should contain a translation of the information available on the main RILEM website. It could also obtain additional regional information. Regional websites should be accessible through the main RILEM Site, and should be approved by RILEM Bureau.
- International partners: The regional RILEM Group should contribute to the success of existing agreements with international partners active in the considered region. The regional RILEM Group can suggest new partners to the RILEM Bureau.
For the practical organization, the regional RILEM Group can set-up a regional secretariat under its own responsibility. This regional secretariat should communicate in an appropriate and efficient way with the general RILEM Secretariat. RILEM will support the Regional RILEM Group. The details of this support should be agreed upon in a separate document, approved by RILEM Bureau.