General Assembly 2018 Barcelona

General Assembly & Conference – Liberal Pluralism, Diversity & Intercultural Dialogue

IFLRY will hold its 44th General Assembly in Barcelona from 23rd until 25th of November, 2018. The General Assembly will gather Member Organisations from all over the world. The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body of IFLRY and will among other things deal with:

  • Statutory changes
  • Resolutions
  • Membership Applications
  • Finances

The event will be co-hosted by Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya (JNC) and supported by the International Democratic Institute (D66 Internationaal) and the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

Together with JNC we will also organize a one-day conference on “Liberal Pluralism, Diversity & Open Borders”.

Registration for the General Assembly + Conference can be found here.

Make sure to register before October 25th! Contact your international officer to learn about the possibilities you have for attending the event on behalf of your member organisation. We will accept applications on a rolling basis every week, so the sooner you register, the sooner you can go ahead and book tickets.

Each MO is guaranteed as many spots as they have votes. Should an MO wish to send more delegates, please let us know via statutoryevent@iflry.org as soon as possible, so we are aware. In this case, we will confirm the delegates by the deadline of October 25th. Please do not book any travel until your participation has been confirmed.

Participation fee and accommodation
The participation fee is 140 euros. This will cover accommodation for the nights of 23rd and  24th of November, breakfast and lunch on the 24th and 25th November, dinner on the 23rd and 24th November.

If you live in Barcelona or for other reasons do not need accommodation, the participation fee is 50 euros.

OBS: You have to secure your own accommodation and food if you are planning to stay extra days in Barcelona.

Visas
Unfortunately, IFLRY is not able to cover any visa costs. Remember to check if you need a visa to enter Spain. You can find visa information here. Please contact the IFLRY Office (statutoryevent@iflry.org) in case you need a support letter. 

Travel reimbursement
There will be no travel reimbursement available for the IFLRY General Assembly and Conference. However, the IFLRY Office is able to provide you with a cover/support letter, should you wish to privately fundraise your travel.

Membership applications
If your organisation is not yet a member organisation of IFLRY, but you want to attend, please send an e-mail to the IFLRY secretariat (statutoryevent@iflry.org) with a description of your organisation before filling out this form. The deadline for submitting your complete application is November 9. You can find the membership criteria here. 

Deadlines & timeline overview
Timeline (all dates are 11:59 PM GMT London time, unless indicated otherwise). See also: Statutes & Rules of Procedure

25 October
Deadline for Registration

26 October
Draft Program
Draft Agenda 
Rules of Procedure amendments
Statutory amendments
Statutory amendments – German translation
Deadlines for amendments to the Manifesto
Deadline for Motions to Suspend Member Organisations
Deadline for Motions to Expel Member Organisations
Deadline for Budget Proposal

9 November
Membership Applications
Deadline for Resolutions
Bureau Reports
Ahmad Rachwani
Sven Gerst
Olha Tsurkan
Gyulfie Arnaudova
Pedro Urruchurtu
Elin Engerbakk
Nickolas Pagonakis
Annual Report – opportunity to comment
Office Report
Auditor’s report
Financial Report – sent to delegates over e-mail
Budget published – sent to delegates over e-mail
Motions to suspend – sent to delegates over e-mail
Motions to expel – sent to delegates over e-mail
Deadline for Reduced Membership Fees Applications
Deadline for Solidarity Fund Applications

16 November
Resolutions
Manifesto amendments
Membership applications

22 November
Deadline for Amendments to the Resolutions (24 hours before the start of the GA)
Deadline for Urgency Resolutions (before the GA begins)

All proposals by Member Organisations should be sent to the IFLRY office by e-mail: statutoryevent@iflry.org.

IFLRY Freedom Award

IFLRY’s 8th Freedom Award will be given out at the 44th General Assembly in Barcelona, November 23th-25th, 2018. The award honours individuals or organisations that have shown an outstanding commitment to liberal values in the past year. Nomination letters should be submitted by Member Organisations only and send to office@iflry.org before November 9th.

Further Documents

Minutes 43rd General Assembly in Accra, Ghana, March 2018

Keynote Sven: The Open Society: How It Looks Like & Why It Matters?

All documents concerning the General Assembly can be found in this section. Please check back regularly for more documents being uploaded.