WONCA Europe

New Constitution, Logo and Executive

The VdGM Council Meeting held at the 2015 WONCA Istanbul Preconference was a moment of renewal for the Vasco da Gama Movement: a new VdGM Constitution and logo were approved, and four new Executive members were elected.


You may read the new Constitution on vdgm.eu. You’ll notice that the website has already been restyled after the new logo. The logo was redesigned to incorporate the WONCA World globe while retaining elements from the old logo which should make it recognizable to us all.


To Harris Lygidakis (Immediate Past President), Martin Sattler (former Treasurer), Raquel Gomez Bravo (former Beyond Europe Liaison), Raluca Zoitanu (former Image Liaison) and Persijn Honkoop (former Research Liaison),

We are truly grateful for your commitment and dedication to helping the VdGM family. You have VdGM’s deep gratitude for your hard work and selfless contribution. We wish you every success in your personal and professional lives.


We would also like to congratulate Raluca Zoitanu on being selected as the VdGM Representative on the WONCA Europe Board. We have every confidence she will do a fantastic job.


The former Executive members leave big shoes to fill, but we are confident that the new Executive members will be up to the challenge.

To Elisabeth Stura (Treasurer), Veronika Rasic (Beyond Europe Liaison), Luís de Pinho-Costa (Image Liaison) and Rosy Tsopra (Research Liaison) we offer hearty congratulations and best wishes. Welcome to the team and we look forward to your helping take VdGM to the next level.



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