Professor Zbigniew Kowalewski has been nominated as the vice-president of the Council of European Society for Experimental Mechanics (EuraSEM) on July 5th, 2016. The Society is a European non-governmental non-profit scientific and engineering organization whose general purpose is to promote international collaboration in the field of Experimental Mechanics, e.g. organization of International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM). The Society publishes the scientific journal STRAIN.