Finally, the time has come - this year's WBAA General Assembly will take place on Sunday 3 April!
We would like to invite all WBAA members to participate virtually in this event. Unfortunately, the pandemic situation still does not allow a General Assembly with many participants, which is why only a few selected active WBAA members will attend the face-to-face event in Pristina, Kosovo*. But from there they will organise an interactive event for you. In order to participate in the online General Assembly, you must register in advance. You will find the registration link in the online community, please register by 30 March, then we will send you more information and the link to the online event.
What is the General Assembly?
The General Assembly (GA) is held once a year and all WBAA members are invited to attend. The GA is the highest decision-making body of WBAA and has the broadest powers to make, execute or confirm all decisions taken in the interest of WBAA.
What is on the agenda?
At the GA all important updates from the last year of WBAA will be presented, such as new Board members, team leaders, structural changes, adjustments in the WBAA documents, etc. Furthermore, the plans for the coming year will be presented and together we will consider how WBAA can continue to grow and become even better. This is the preliminary agenda:
|10:30 - 10:45||Check in on the online platform|
|10:45 - 11:00||Technical instructions and netiquette||Explanation of the house rules, technical support etc.|
|11:00 - 11:15||Welcome to the General Assembly||Official welcome by Regional Board and Hélène Benegas, EACEA|
|11:15 - 11:20||Overview and adoption of the agenda|
|11:20 - 11:30||Presentation and confirmation of the new Board members||The Board members who have been elected since the last GA introduce themselves.|
|11:30 - 11:40||Presentation of the new WBAA Teams and team leaders||The new team leaders introduce themselves.|
|11:40 - 11:50||Presentation of the Advisory Council||The newly established body is presented and the members introduce themselves.|
|11:50 - 12:10||WBAA in 2021 - an overview of the activities||What has happened since the last GA.|
|12:10 - 12:30||WBAA in 2022/23||What is planned for the next 12 months.|
|12:30 - 13:00||Adoption of the amendments of the WBAA Statute and Internal Rules and Regulations||
Presentation of the most relevant changes and voting on them in the Online Community.
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch break|
|14:00 - 14:15||Check-in|
|14:15 - 14:20||Ice-breaker/Energizer||Welcome back|
|14:20 - 14:30||WBAA presentation||Presentation of the organigram, the WBAA bodies, the idea behind it.|
|14:30 - 14:45||WBAA needs you||WBAA members, get active!|
|14:45 – 15:15||WBAA Quiz||What do you know about WBAA and your region?|
|15:15 - 15:45||Brainstorming to reach new members||tbc|
|15:45 - 16:00||Final conclusions|
This is the opportunity to learn more about WBAA and the people behind it. You are part of this great network in the Western Balkans region and at the General Assembly you can get involved and meet your fellow WBAAnians. We are looking forward to a great event with all WBAA members!
Your WBAA Board
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.