European Academy of Sciences Honors Hélène de Rode for Exceptional Contributions

The European Academy of Sciences (EurASc) extends its sincere appreciation to Me de Rode, EurASc’s Perpetual Secretary, for her exceptional dedication and invaluable contributions to the advancement of our institution. As preparations are underway for the annual EurASc Ceremony on October 29-30 in Lisbon, we share the bittersweet news of Hélène de Rode’s decision to step down from her role, effective February 2024. Hélène’s departure comes at her request, marking the end of an era characterized by her exemplary leadership and unwavering commitment to EurASc’s goals. 

Hélène de Rode is a distinguished legal scholar with extensive experience in academia and law practice. She graduated from the Catholic University of Louvain (U.C.L.) and has served as a professor of law and a senior partner at the law firm Actium-Law. Her expertise is recognized in various fields, including Insurance Law, Commercial Law, and Contracts Law. Having served EurASc in various senior positions, including as President from 2004 to 2010, Vice-President, Treasurer from 2010 to 2014, and finally, Perpetual Secretary since 2014, Hélène de Rode, one of the founders of the European Academy of Sciences, has played a decisive role in shaping the identity and achievements of our Academy. 

Recognizing Hélène de Rode’s exceptional legacy, EurASc will hold a special session during the upcoming ceremony to honour her remarkable achievements and contributions. This session will be a well-deserved tribute to her lasting impact on our Academy and the scientific community at large.

We express our deepest gratitude to Hélène de Rode for her great passion and unfailing dedication throughout her mandates. Her invaluable contributions have left an indelible mark on EurASc, and we wish her the very best in all her future endeavors.