Volunteering with EULAR PARE

By volunteering for EULAR PARE, you will be joining a family of people dedicated to making a difference to improve the lives of people with RMDs.

Our volunteers tell us that they benefit from being involved with EULAR PARE by:

  • receiving professional support to develop skills, 
  • working as part of a team 
  • meeting like-minded, committed people, and
  • learning more about their own disease and options. 

Learn more from the    Volunteering with EULAR PARE Brochure  how volunteers make a difference for people with RMDs, reducing the burden on individuals and society.

EULAR​ PARE Working Groups: Call For New Volunteers

The EULAR PARE Committee is delighted to launch the annual call for applications for the 2023 PARE Working Groups with the EULAR PARE Community. We ask for interested volunteers to apply by 1 May 2024.

EULAR PARE volunteer policy

Organisations should be aware of the respective applicants putting themselves forward. Applicants must state whether their organisation is informed and aware of their application.

EULAR PARE Working Groups - Vacancies 2024

Young PARE Working Group


PARE Internal / External Affairs Working Group

(open to EULAR members and people with RMDs only)


PARE Editorial Board Working Group


PARE CEO Exchange Platform and Meeting Working Group


Volunteers Framework Working Group

(open to EULAR members and people with RMDs only)


EULAR Congress PARE Programme Working Group


Who can apply to become a Working Group (WG) member?

  • Persons representing EULAR members (PARE, HPR, scientific organisations, scientific affiliates and individual members) and being affected by an RMD;

  • The applicants should be actively involved in a patient organisation and should have experience in different fields of its work, relevant to the vacancy position;

  • One seat per Working Group can be given to a person without an RMD and / or not representing a EULAR member that has specific skills that are useful for the objectives of the Working Group, such as caregivers, parents, spouses, teachers, staff members of PARE organisations or health professionals;  

  • Preferably,  a max. of 2 people per working group can represent the same country.

Application process 

Interested applicants should read the linked working group information sheets (above) carefully and should fill in the online application form highlighting their specific knowledge and experience for the chosen Working Group(s) . They can apply for more than one working group at the same time. Following the completion of the application form, they will receive a notification regarding the status of their application.

Terms and conditions for Working Group Members

Each interested applicant must fill in the  online application form  which will be shared with the Chairmanship of the PARE Committee. The Chairmanship of the PARE Committee will send the applications to the respective Working Group, the Working Group Leader and the Working Group Leader-Elect with the request to evaluate them and comment.

The members of the Working Groups are nominated by the Chairmanship of the PARE Committee for a term of two years, starting after the EULAR Congress in June. 

Nomination for a second term is possible. Ideally a max. of two members per country should be represented in a Working Group, geographical spread, gender and age balance should be considered. After serving a maximum of four years in one Working Group it is possible to apply for the involvement in a different working group for a maximum of four years. The maximum consecutive term of office for a Working Group member cannot be longer than eight years. For Working Group members that take over the position of Working Group Leader, the maximum consecutive term of office can be ten years.

The members of the Working Group have the obligation to act in compliance with the  Statutes of EULAR , the  By-Laws of the EULAR PARE Committee , the respective EULAR PARE Sub-Committee Regulations and any other regulations of EULAR or of the EULAR PARE Committee.

If you need details on the EULAR data protection policy, please follow this  link .

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at  pare@eular.org . We will get back to all applicants by end of May 2024  latest.

Related Information
The EULAR PARE Community

EULAR PARE is the network of national organisations of People with Arthritis/Rheumatism across Europe, united to ensure the voice of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) is heard and has influence among decision makers within Europe, and create powerful alliances that will make a difference to their lives.

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Discussing topics of interest to the PARE community as well as to people living with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.