General Assembly 2019 – Cape Town

General Assembly and Conference, Cape Town 2019

General Assembly & Conference – The Future of Liberalism

IFLRY will hold its 46th General Assembly in Cape Town from 28th of November until the 1st of December 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:

Membership Applications

The event will be co-hosted by Democratic Alliance Youth of South Africa and supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Together with DA we will also organize a one-day conference on “The Future of Liberalism”.

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

Make sure to register by the 31st of October! 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 October 31st.  Please do not book any travel until your participation has been confirmed.

Participation fee and accommodation

The participation fee is 160 Euros. This will cover accommodation for the nights of 28th of November -1st of December (Three nights), and meals according to the schedule which will be published at a later stage.

If you live in Cape Town or for other reasons do not need accommodation, the participation fee is 85 euros. *

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

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


Unfortunately, IFLRY is not able to cover any visa costs. Remember to check if you need a visa to enter South Africa. You can find visa information here. 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.

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 November 14th. 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


31st of October

Deadline for Registration

1st of November

Draft Program

Draft Agenda

Draft Budget 2020

Deadlines for amendments to the Statutes & Rules of Procedure

Privacy policy proposal

Deadline for Manifesto Amendments

Deadline for Motions to Suspend and Disaffiliate Member Organisations

14th of November

Membership Applications (see below)

Deadline for Resolutions (see below)

Bureau and office Reports

Interim Annual 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)

21st of November

Resolutions published

Manifesto amendments published

Membership applications published

27th of November

Deadline for Amendments to the Resolutions (24 hours before the start of the GA) (please find the template here)

Deadline for Urgency Resolutions (before the GA begins)

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