It is with great sadness that we have learnt that Michèle Ulma,  former vice president of the ASCERI, passed away on June 6th, at the age of 79. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to her family and friends.

Michele Ulma

Former president, Henry Koekenberg:
"I can only say that Michèle Ulma was the “DNA” of the ASCERI and she was always so committed and helpful. She will be missed. I have really fond memories of our time together especially when I just started as an ASCERI delegate for the JRC Geel long long time ago. Her knowledge of the ASCERI and Vademecum was unbeatable. It is a sad moment but we have to be thankful that she was with the ASCERI for such a long time."

Former vice president, Bob Pratt: 
"Michèle was very much the precursor of women representatives in our organisation. She put her enthusiasm, translation skills and considerable powers of persuasion to good use in our delegates meetings for many years and through her contacts in the Union of French research centers. She helped convince mnay to join or to remain in ASCERI during difficult times and so greatly contributed to the internation flavor of ASCERI."

ASCERI delegate, Claude Jeanney:
"The activities of ASCERI represented for her a friendly gathering of the European research communities where she made so many friends. For us, Michèle will necessarily remain associated with this sporting, internal, national and European life by her enthusiasm to serve the others, where her commitment was total: Vice-president of the AS-Saclay, vice-president of the UNION des AS, vice-president of the ASCERI."

 Dear ASCERI members and friends,
We hope you, your families, and your colleagues are all doing well,
given the impact of COVID-19 around the world.
Stay safe!


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 Association of the Sports Communities of the European Research Institutes

ASCERI aims to contribute to a united Europe through regular sports meetings, bringing together members of public Research Institutes at European level.

The Association's members come from over 42 Research Institutes spanning 16 countries. Numerous sports and leisure activities are represented at regular events including football, skiing, golf, sailing, canoeing...


Europe Austria Austria Belgium Czech Republic Finland France France France Germany Germany Germany Great Britain Hungary Italy Italy Italy Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Russia Russia Russia Switzerland Spain Poland Sweden

Main sporting events:

  • Summer ATOMIADE or Summer Games
  • Winter ATOMIADE or Winter Games
  • Mini ATOMIADE or Mini Games 


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Atomiade 2015

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