1. Introduction

I hope you had a relaxing time over the holiday season and have returned back to work full of energy! This is just a short newsletter to wish you all a Happy New Year and give you a quick update! In the first week of February, the management board will meet in Warsaw to discuss the distribution of the budget and the activities for 2019. The board will also be discussing a possible change of the fee structure and activities to attract new members. If there are any points and topics that you think are important, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

BETT is approaching fast. I'll be there on Friday 25th of January and happy to meet for a chat or a cup of coffee.

Please note that the network meeting for decision makers will definitely take place on 9th and 10th of May in Sofia.