In January 2015, dr. Antoine Kemperman joined the board of the European Membrane Society (EMS) for the next 4 years. As elected board member, Antoine is in charge of the visibility of the society. The EMS aims at promoting membranes and membrane activities all over Europe and to foster collaborations with the other membrane societies in the US, China and Asia. The most important activity of the EMS is among others, Euromembrane. Furthermore the society organizes multiple actions to stimulate and enhance the participation of especially younger researchers in the field of membranes: The EMS provides lecture and poster prizes, a best paper award and a significant amount of travel awards for international membrane conferences is provided to early stage researchers.