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Background of EUTERP

EUTERP Foundation Logo

At the EUTERP Workshop in Malta in 2019, a competition was held to produce a new logo to represent the evolving nature of the EUTERP programme. The winning logo was discussed during one of the Board meetings and a final version now heads our web page and all of our documentation. It is clearer and simpler than the original EUTERP logo and easy to recognise. The sinusoïdal wave of stars links the original acronym to the more encompassing wording as we reach out to the radiation protection E&T community worldwide. With this logo the EUTERP Foundation enters into its second decennium on 8 June 2020. 

The pevious logo showed the map of Europe, and the 12 stars of the European Union. This symbolized one of the aims of the EUTERP Foundation: a network initiated by the European Commission to foster the exchange of information on training and education in radiation protection in all European Member, Candidate and Associated States. The statue of Euterpe, one of the nine muses of Greek mythology, symbolizes harmony. Called the "Giver of Pleasure", Euterpe was the muse of music and of lyric poetry and is depicted holding the aulos, a double-flute. Her name is from Greek eu (good, well) and "terpe" (to please). Music will really please when all musicians are playing in good harmony. Let us make the EUTERP Foundation lead to harmony in the qualifications and criteria for radiation protection experts throughout Europe.