Autumn Congress, Edinburgh 2019

EUCONSULT AUTUMN CONGRESS

EDINBURGH, 27-28 SEPTEMBER 2019
CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND VOLUNTEERING IN EUROPE

CONGRESS INFORMATION

In 2019 EUConsult will hold its Autumn Congress for civil society consultants in The Hague, Netherlands. The wide range of discussions will focus on the theme: Citizen Participation and Volunteering in Europe – The growth of community action and how consultants can help. There will also be an interactive session on the role of consultants, as well as an overview of key issues in civil society in the Netherlands, and a group visit to a social impact NPO is included in our exciting programme. After our drinks reception we will enjoy a typical Indonesian Rijsttafel at the congress dinner. Optional pre and post congress programmes will also be offered.

The Autumn Congress will provide EUConsult and EUConsult Italia members, and other third sector consultants with many excellent learning and networking opportunities in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Participants will take away many new ideas for enhancing their consultancy activities.

CONGRESS VENUE AND PROGRAMME

The EUConsult Summer Congress will take place in The Hague on 28-29 September 2018 at Het Nutshuis, an arts, cultural and social centre, which is in an impressive traditional brick building.

For participants arriving on Thursday, 27 September there will be an optional visit to the Mauritshuis museum (18.00-19.00), with its collection of paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters from the Golden Age in a majestic seventeenth-century house, followed by drinks and dinner.  The formal congress programme will start at 15.30 on Friday, 28 September and finish at 16.30 on Saturday, 29 September. An informal tour and dinner will be arranged on the Saturday evening for anyone staying on until the Sunday.

You can take a look at the programme here.

You can get to The Hague direct by train from Amsterdam Schiphol airport. The average journey time is 30 minutes and there are around 37 trains per day. It’s also possible to get to The Hague from Rotterdam airport via public transport, but there isn’t a direct train connection. The journey time is around 50 minutes.

CONGRESS SPEAKERS

Details on our expert speakers are published here.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Hotel accommodation is not included in the congress fee in order to give maximum flexibility to participants. It is recommended that you book your hotel in The Hague as soon as possible.                           

Our suggested hotel for the event is the Parkhotel Den Haag, which is a five-minue walk from the venue. If you would like to book a room, please complete the booking form (PDF document) and send it direct to the Parkhotel before 27 August.

Alternatively, you can book a room at another hotel of your choice close to the venue – click on this link for details.

You can also use online hotel search services such as www.booking.com and www.hrs.com to find a hotel in The Hague.

CONGRESS FEES

The congress fees are as follows:

Early-bird registration (by 30 August 2018)

  1. Member Rate: € 375
  2. Non-Member Rate: € 435
  3. Partner Rate: € 90

Standard registration (after 30 August 2018)

  1. Member Rate: € 425
  2. Non-Member Rate: € 485
  3. Partner Rate: € 140

Special Rates for EUConsult Italia Members

  1. EUConsult Italia member rate, early-bird by 30 August: € 300
  2. EUConsult Italia member rate, standard after 30 August: € 350

The member and non-member rates include:

  1. Congress sessions, refreshments, group visit, drinks reception and dinner on Friday, 28 September
  2. Congress sessions, refreshments and lunch on Saturday, 29 September

The partner rates include:

  1. Group visit, drinks reception and dinner on Friday, 28 September

ONLINE REGISTRATION

You can register online here.

After you have registered you will receive joining instructions and an invoice. Payment can be made online by credit card (EUConsult Members only) or you can pay by bank transfer.

The early-bird deadline for congress registration is  30 August 2018.  

Please register early!     

If you have any questions at all, please contact Denise Dawes: d.dawes(at)euconsult.org

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