The SC talked about the preparations of the IENE 2016 conference. On the deadline day, the conference had received more than 250 submitted abstracts and the reviewing process has now started. The celebration of the 20th birthday of IENE during the conference in Lyon was discussed. The half year economic report of the secretariat was presented and the budget for the coming year was decided. The secretariat reported that IENE has got 3 new members since the last SC meeting (from Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands).
*In order to make the work of the Steering committee (SC) more transparent to all members, the SC has decided to regularly publish short summaries of their meetings on the website. IENE members are always free to contact the SC with requests, proposals, questions or issues for discussion.