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November 08 2019 - November 10 2019

LYMEC Autumn Congress 2019

November 08, 2019 at 2:00pm - November 10, 2019

LYMEC Autumn Congress 2019

The Autumn Congress 2019 will be organised in London, United Kingdom. LYMEC and Young Liberals UK will assist with Visa applications for those in need. Depending on the outcomes of Brexit, extra visa costs might be foreseen for participants. LYMEC can't cover these extraordinary expenses but will help the participants with the application processes (invitation letters). This page will be updated with the latest development regarding Brexit in the coming weeks! Please note that there is a separate registration for the seminar.

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens currently living in the UK until 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a dealEU identity cards would remain valid for travel to the UK initially. Although there would be no immediate change, as the new UK immigration system will be introduced from 1 January 2021, no longer guaranteeing that EU citizens will be able to use a national identity card to enter the UK. (Source: British Foreign Affairs)

Please make sure to bring your passports in case national ID won’t be accepted at the border checks! Participants from Non-EU countries should check conditions for accessing the UK and apply for VISA if necessary - please find more information here.   Proposed agenda and documentation page are now available!   Programme of the event: Friday 8 November 2019 14 h- 16 h: Working groups on resolutions 16 h- 17 h: Newbies session 17 h- 19 h: Opening of the Congress 20 h: Dinner   Saturday 9 November 2019  9 h- 18 h: Congress 19 h 30- 21 h 30: ELF book launch and reception   Sunday 10 November 2019  Travel back   Statutory Deadlines 8 weeks before the Congress: • Date and location of the Congress • Proposed agenda of the Congress • Proposal of Statutory changes • Proposal of changes of Congress Rules • Applications for full membership • Application for associate membership • Changes in member organisations • Programme of Action • Membership fee proposals for 2020 • Proposal to expel or suspend membership 4 weeks before the Congress: • Annual Financial Report with external Auditors report • Annual Budget • Approval of new external Auditor • Annual report • Bureau reports • Motions and resolutions • Applications for reduced membership fees and payment arrangements • Proposal of the new Secretary General 2 weeks before the Congress: • Internal auditors’ report 1 week before the Congress: • Amendments to motions and resolutions Before the start of the Congress • Amendments to amendments of motions and resolutions • Urgent resolutions   The fee for congress and seminar, including accommodation in double rooms Thursday-Sunday and meals, is 150 EUR. Fee for the congress only, including accommodation Friday-Sunday and meals, is 130 EUR.  If you are already based in London or for other reasons are not in need of accommodation, the participation fee for Congress is 65 EUR.   The application deadline will be on Monday 9th September 2019, 14:00 CEST. REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!    Do not book any travels before receiving a confirmation by the Secretariat that your application has been accepted. This should happen after the registrations are closed!   Please note that there are limited places both to the seminar and the congress. We guarantee 3 spots for full member organisations and 2 spots for associate member organisations for congress, the rest will be distributed among the organisations in accordance to voting rights. IMS are guaranteed spots for the three delegates and six individual members on top of that, selected in accordance with this criteria. For the seminar we can only guarantee one representative per organisation.   --------------------------------------   As all LYMEC events, this seminar also applies the rules of late cancellation and no show fees: Cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the event leads to a late cancellation fee of 50 euro, and cancellation less than 48 hours prior to the event or not attending at all leads to a no-show fee of 100 euro. You have to be logged in to register. By registering for this event you agree to our updated privacy policy and understand that your personal data will be shared with the European Liberal Forum for administrative purposes, as well as with the hotel. Delegates should be of 18 years of age because of insurance reasons. Please make sure that you know your username and password as these are needed to login and register. If you have trouble with the registration, please contact the office. The requests will be handled as soon as possible during office opening hours (Mon-Thu 09-17, Fri 09-14:30).   ---------------------------------------   Events organised by European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) may be audio- and video-recorded as well as web-streamed. A photographer and/or a cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may have access to the meeting room in order to take pictures and videos for communication and publication purposes. Videos and pictures taken by the photographer and/or cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may also be published on the LYMEC website and on related social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). They may also be used in other media and means of communication in order to pass on information about the event and activities of LYMEC. The European Liberal Forum might also use the pictures, video or audio in their communications. ***Disclaimer: By registering for this event you give your permission for LYMEC and European Liberal Forum to use your picture in their promotional campaigns and materials and communication about the event. Please make clear in advance if you do not wish your picture to be used by LYMEC or ELF.***