As I look back on my last year as president, I would like to express my deep gratitude to everyone who kept EUU running in 2021.
Author Archives: Tony Zamparutti
EUU President Tony Zamparutti
I, perhaps like many of you, was hoping for a simple story in 2021: everyone is vaccinated and the Covid pandemic ends.
The news, however, has been bewildering. Across the Europe Union and Switzerland, about 70% of adults are now vaccinated against Covid, … read more.
This issue brings you articles from last month’s fascinating spring retreat on the ethics of what we eat. As you’ll read, the retreat theme has stimulated lots of thought and discussion.
During the retreat, I remembered visits as a child to my father’s village in Italy, … read more.
As I write this, it’s the first day of spring. In Brussels, the days are longer, the first blossoms have come out – but it’s not yet time to store the wool scarves and gloves at the back of the closet. We need patience. And … read more.
It was an unexpected year. In 2020, we stayed apart but came together via our computer screens. EUU brought us together for the summer solstice, for an amazing online retreat in November, for the Annual General Meeting and just last weekend for a … read more.
The idea of an “open town hall” evokes for me an image of a gathering of residents in a small community, perhaps farmers and townspeople in rural New England. The idea harks back to the way villages have governed themselves over millennia, and it’s taken … read more.
We’re becoming so accustomed to meeting online, it does seem almost normal. EUU held its first online Annual General Meeting (AGM) last month, on Saturday 21 November, together with the first “open town hall” meeting.
In our official business, the members at the AGM approved the … read more.
I never imagined I could have such a wonderful time on Zoom!
Our fall retreat took place online, and it truly was the next best thing to being there. I’m truly thankful to everyone on the retreat committee who put in so much time to make … read more.
Like many of us, I’m longing for a time without daily news of infection rates and restrictions. And like many of us, waiting for the outcome of the US elections tries my nerves.
But everything takes time. We need to remember that around the world, nurses … read more.