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tekom Europe Elections 2022 Results

In November and December, the European members elected their delegates for the country organizations. Delegates represent the interests of their country organizations in the assembly of delegates, the highest decision-making body of tekom Europe. The next assembly of delegates takes place in March 2023 as an online event.

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The European Green Deal: How Information for Use Can Help Ensure Products Are Used Sustainably

More durable products that can be repaired, recycled and reused - an important point of the Green Deal that the EU has permanently on its agenda in the fight against climate change and environmental degradation. However, the corresponding sustainable use of products can only succeed if the necessary information is provided along with the product and the great importance of usage information is recognized. With the Green Deal, new legal projects are being launched that also refer to usage information. Dr. Gabriela Fleischer from tekom Deutschland e.V. outlines the latest developments in her article.

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tcworld conference 2022 in Stuttgart finally back on site:

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tekom Europe Information-Gathering Meeting Review

tekom Europe Information-Gathering Meeting on the possible Revision of IEC/IEEE 82079-1:2019 Ed.2 – a successful start tekom Europe conducted an interesting Information-Gathering Meeting, hosted by COM&TEC, about the possible Revision of IEC/IEEE 82079-1:2019, the most important standard for Technical Communicators.

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Initiative Committee Meeting in August - Back from Summer Break

After a short summer break, we met again for our initiative committee meeting in August. First, we had some open issues from our last meetings, and we talked about the LinkedIn pages and the upcoming elections. The upcoming tcworld conference was also a topic.

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Initiative Committee Meeting in June

In our June initiative committee meeting we welcomed a new, though for some already familiar, guest: Susanne Lohmüller. She worked at tekom previously, some years ago, and was present at the first foundations of the country organizations. Other topics on the agenda were the upcoming tcworld conference in November, and a brainstorming session concerning the tekom Europe newsletter, the use of the tekom Europe website and the portal ’my tekom’.

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Assembly of Delegates in Venice

The 21st tekom Europe assembly of delegates took place as a hybrid event on June 14 in Venice. The 18 participants who attended on site met on the premises of the University of Venice; seven delegates participated online via zoom. Among the on-site participants were delegates and board members from Switzerland, Hungary, Germany, Israel, Sweden, Austria, Czech Republic, Belgium, and Italy.

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How do YOU search for existing knowledge? IUNTC Meeting Explores Search Strategies in Technical Communication

Dr Kim Sydow Campbell led the most recent meeting of the International University Network in Technical Communication (IUNTC) on June 14th, 2022. In this meeting, Kim explored this question: “How do YOU search for existing knowledge?” This is an important question for researchers, who need to be sure they have access to the breadth of published research about a topic.

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Cross-Border Event, June 7, tekom Belgium & tekom Netherlands

tekom Belgium and tekom Netherlands are jointly organizing a cross-border event that will take place in Eindhoven on June 7. Expert presentations by Henk Boxma, Susanna Akdut and Isabelle Fleury are awaiting you. There will be plenty of room for networking and socializing as well.

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Competence Requirements in the Digital Age of Technical Communication

Digitalization, Intelligent Information, Artificial Intelligence: Current technologies and methods are much discussed in technical communication; there are new media and many trends – developments are rapid. What do these developments mean for the everyday work of those working in the field of technical communication?

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