Kyiv General Assembly 2020


Amidst the recent developments of the continuous spread of the coronavirus all over the globe and considering the public health threats of COVID-19, the IFLRY Bureau has decided to suspend the upcoming General Assembly in Kyiv—and postpone the event until further notice.

We are therefore aligning with the recommendations of other international organizations and comply with the measures taken by the Ukrainian authorities on the ground. We are also in close contact with all our partners and they have supported us in this decision. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused.

If you wish to raise any concerns or have any questions, please send an E-Mail to our Secretary General Sven (

IFLRY General Assembly & Conference

“The Pillars of the Open Society: Dialogue, Civil Society & Media”

Kyiv, Ukraine 2020

NEW: You can find the GA and Conference Program here 

IFLRY will hold its 47th General Assembly in Kyiv from 24th to the 26th of April 2020. 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:

  • Bureau and Auditors election
  • Statutory changes
  • Resolutions
  • Membership Applications
  • Finances

The event will be co-hosted by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and VVD International.

Together with our partners we will also organize a one-day conference on “The Pillars of the Open Society: Dialogue, Civil Society & Media”.

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

Make sure to register by the 4th of March! 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 as soon as possible, so that we are aware and can jointly find a solution. In this case, we will confirm the delegates by the deadline of March 4th.  Please do not book any travel until your participation has been confirmed.

Participation fee and accommodation

The participation fee is 135 Euros. This will cover accommodation for the period between 24th – 26th of April  (Two nights), and meals according to the schedule which will be published at a later stage.

If you live in Kyiv or for other reasons do not need accommodation, the participation fee is 80 euros. *

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


Unfortunately, IFLRY is not able to cover any visa costs. Remember to check if you need a visa to enter Ukraine through the websites of Ukrainian Embassies worldwide. Please contact the IFLRY Office ( 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.

Bureau and Auditor elections
The 47th GA in Kyiv will also include the elections for a new Bureau and two new Auditors! In the Bureau, the following positions are up for election:

  • President (two year term)
  • Treasurer (two year term)
  • Secretary General (two year term)
  • Four (4) Vice Presidents (one year term)

In order to be a candidate you have to submit a written nomination from a full member organization to You may also submit a letter of motivation and a CV. If you have questions about the positions, please get in touch with the current Bureau or auditors.
Deadline for Bureau Nominations is on the 27th of March

The returning officers shall announce the deadline for nominations for auditors during the GA.

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 ( with a description of your organisation before filling out this form. The deadline for submitting your complete application is the 10th of April. You can find the membership criteria here.

Solidarity Fund and reduced membership fee applications

The applications will be published 2 months before the General Assembly

Deadlines & timeline overview

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

4th of March
Deadline for Registration

27th of March
Deadline for nominations to the positions of Bureau.
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 Organisation
Motions to suspend published
Motions to expel published

10th of April
Membership Applications
Deadline for Resolutions
Bureau and office Reports
Annual Report
Auditors Report (circulate via E-Mail)
Financial Report (circulate via E-Mail)
Deadline for Reduced Membership Fees Applications (circulate via E-Mail)
Deadline for Solidarity Fund Applications (circulate via E-Mail)

17th of April
Political proposals and manifesto proposals published
24 hours before the GA
Deadlines for amendments

All proposals by Member Organisations should be sent to the IFLRY office by e-mail: