General Assembly 2019 Sofia

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

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IFLRY will hold its 45th General Assembly in Sofia from 22nd until 24th of March, 2019. 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:

  • Vice President Elections
  • Resolutions
  • Membership Applications
  • Finances

The event will be co-hosted by Youth Movement for Rights and Freedoms (Youth MRF) and supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Together with YMRF we will also organize a one-day conference on Liberal Pluralism, Diversity & Populism”.

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

Make sure to register before February 21st! 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 in the General Assembly. Should an MO wish to send more delegates, please let us know via statutoryevent@iflry.org as soon as possible, so that we are aware and can jointly find solutions. In this case, we will confirm the delegates by the deadline of February 21st. Please do not book any travel until your participation has been confirmed.

Participation fee and accommodation
The participation fee is 130 Euros. This will cover accommodation for the nights of 22nd and 23rd March, breakfast and lunch on the 23rd and 24th March, dinner on the 22nd and 23rd March.*

If you live in Sofia or for other reasons do not need accommodation, the participation fee is 75 euros.*

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

* These rates are still subject to changes until 31st of January 2019

Visas
Unfortunately, IFLRY is not able to cover any visa costs. Remember to check if you need a visa to enter Bulgaria. 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 fund-raise 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 March 8. You can find the membership criteria here. 

Solidarity Fund and reduced membership fee applications

To apply for solidarity fund please click here
To apply for reduced membership fee please click here

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

Statutory deadlines

21 February
Deadline for Registration

22 February
Draft Program
Draft Agenda
Deadline for Nomination Vice Presidents  ( update: check the profiles of the VP candidate here!)
Deadline for amendments to the Rules of Procedure
Deadlines for amendments to the Statutes
Deadline for Manifesto Amendments
Deadline for Motions to Suspend and Disaffiliate Member Organisations


8 March
Membership Applications (see below)
Deadline for Resolutions (see below)
Bureau Reports
Interim Annual Report
Office Report 

Auditors Report (circulate via E-Mail)
Financial Report (circulate via E-Mail)
Motions to suspend (circulate via E-Mail)
Motions to expel (circulate via E-Mail)
Deadline for Reduced Membership Fees Applications (circulate via E-Mail)
Deadline for Solidarity Fund Applications (circulate via E-Mail)

15 March
Resolutions published
Manifesto amendments published
Membership applications published

21 March
Deadline for Amendments to the Resolutions (24 hours before the start of the GA) (please find the form here)
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.

Further Documents

Minutes 44th General Assembly in Barcelona, November 2018

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