Invitation to educational seminar: UIA Associations Round Table Europe 2018


Dear colleagues,

We cordially invite Deutsche Gesellschaft für Asienkunde (DGA) to send two representatives to

12th UIA Associations Round Table Europe
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2018
Lyon, France

where we can share and exchange knowledge and experience through case studies and discussions on the challenges encountered by international associations with people working in and with (international) associations. We expect about 120 participants.

An overview of the programme is below. For full details, please see the Round Table website (

The registration fee is 55 euros.
This includes all elements of the programme given in the overview below. With thanks to our partners, especially Lyon Convention Bureau, Lyon for Events , the Lyon Convention Centre.

Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses.

To register:

(1) Go to
(2) Click on “register now” for Round Table Europe
(3) Fill in your username G2076
(4) Fill in your password RYTNWXVC

You can use this to register up to two delegates; each of your delegates will need to log in and register separately. Should you wish to send more than two delegates, please contact us.

Who is UIA? UIA – Union of International Associations – is a research institute founded in 1907 to promote and document the work of international associations. Its primary task is the collection and dissemination of information on international associations, fulfilled largely by its two main publications: the Yearbook of International Organizations, and the International Congress Calendar. The UIA also promotes the work of international associations by organizing educational activities, such as the Round Table. It is the only activity for which UIA charges a – nominal – fee.

For over 100 years the UIA has been working to promote and document the work of international associations. We look forward to welcoming you at our Round Tables this year.

Nancy Carfrae
Coordinator, UIA Associations Round Table

PS. When you log in, you will see that you are also invited to check your association’s profile in the Yearbook of International Organizations, and to respond to UIA’s survey on meetings issues.


Thursday 15 November

Optional tours of Lyon

Lunch at the Lyon Convention Centre

Opening keynote on the role of international organizations today – presented by UIA President Cyril Ritchie
Panel of speakers: What influence does your association have on society? What external factors impact/influence your association’s work?
Followed by round table discussions


Case studies: associations share their experience in meeting challenges
1. Sustainable and accountable – presented by David Pritchett, Senior Manager, AccountAbility
2. Measuring global progress in education: what to count and why – presented by Paulina Korsnakova, Senior Research and Liaison Advisor, International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement – IEA
3. Identification and building up partnerships for project: experience from the field and lessons learnt – presented by Philippe Garnier, Head of Habitat programme, CRAterre

Reception at the Lyon Convention Centre

Dinner at the Lugdunum Museum
Friday 16 November

Case studies: associations share their experience in meeting challenges
4. Getting accredited by UN bodies: why do it, how to do it, and what are the consequences – presented by Cyril Ritchie, President of UIA and First Vice-President of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations –  CoNGO
5. Inclusion, diversity and membership – presented by Deryck Browne, CEO, African Health Policy Network AHPN
6. Tips for food and beverage at your events – presented by Stéphane Fructus, Food and Beverage Coordinator, Lyon Convention Centre


Closing keynote “Building bridges in the global village” – presented by Isabel Amaral

Lunch at the Lyon Convention Centre

Optional tours of Lyon