This is the official call for IGLYO member organisations to host the Annual Members' Conference 2021.
The Annual Members Conference is by its nature a statutory meeting, but there is the potential to help shape the pre-conference, some workshops within the AMC programme, and the social events. You can read more about the Annual Members Conference in IGLYO's Statutes (chapter IV, § 11-16, Annual Members' Conference).
We have included within this call a guide to give you an idea as to what it takes to organise IGLYO’s Annual Members' Conference.
How would my organisation benefit?
- The AMC is the largest and most important event on IGLYO's calendar. Representatives from all Member Organisations are invited. This will provide you, as the hosting organisation, a unique opportunity to raise your profile amongst other IGLYO Members, partner organisations, decision makers, etc. There will also be opportunities throughout the conference for your organisation to demonstrate the work it is doing and share best practices. Additionally, you are greatly helping IGLYO, and will have the opportunity to take part in some of its internal procedures.
What does IGLYO expect from the hosting organisation?
- Hosting the AMC is a big responsibility for any Member Organisation. The preparation and implementation of the event will require considerable resources. IGLYO will bring a considerable part of the funding, but it will be necessary to find co-funding to help cover the costs. The process of searching for this funding must be included within your application.
Be assured that IGLYO will cooperate closely with you to ensure that the event is a success. We will be 100% behind you, and you will never be on your own left to organise everything.
Host organisation’s profile
1. Capacity to welcome representatives of all IGLYO Members and invited guests. This could be between 60 and 90 people from a wide range of Council of Europe states and beyond.
2. Motivation to spend the time and effort necessary to organise this event (i.e. regular contact by e-mail/skype, some phone organisation, and one or two preparatory meetings held in the city of the AMC).
3. Ability and resources to seek local and/or national funding for the event. This would take place in cooperation with IGLYO.
4. Experience hosting conferences/large meetings and an understanding of the planning required.
5. Be able to work in English.