Agenda WONCA Europe Council 2013 Prague


To: Wonca Europe Member Organisations, Networks and WESIGs

Dear Colleague

We are glad to announce our Annual Wonca Europe Council Meeting which will take place in Prague,

on June 21st,

at Corinthia Towers Prague Hotel:


The meeting will start at 11.00, with the following schedule:

11.00 – 13.00                Wonca Europe Council Meeting - Part 1  

13.00 – 14.00                Lunch

14.00 – 15.30                Wonca Europe Council Meeting - Part 2

15.30 – 15.45                Coffee Break

15.45 – 16.45                Wonca Europe Council Meeting - Part 3

16.45 – 17.15                Short sum up      

Please find attached a draft agenda and the registration form for the meeting. You are invited to submit additional agenda items using the attached template. Please also note the attached minutes of our last year’s Council Meeting in Vienna.

The novelty of this year are Country Reports. Please complete the attached form providing us with a short (max 250 words) description of an important issue either in the health care structure, health care delivery, medical education (undergraduate, post graduate, CPD), or research to provide other members with a starting point for exchange. Please send the document as a Word or Rtf file. The Country Reports will not be discussed during the Council Meeting.

We would also like to inform you that there will be no bidding for the 2017 Wonca Europe conference during the Council Meeting in Prague. A proposal for the new bidding procedure will be on the agenda.

However, we cordially invite potential candidates to express their interest to organize the Wonca Europe conference in 2017. Please let us know of your intention before the meeting in Prague.

Please fill in the attached forms and send them back to us before April 30, 2013.

Meeting papers will be made available to participants one month in advance of the Council Meeting, also through the Wonca Europe website.

Please let us know if you have any questions.



Council Meeting - Part 1 (11.00 - 13.00)

  1. Welcome by the President

  2. Quorum

  3. Approval of the Agenda

  4. Approval of the Minutes, Vienna, 4th July 2012

  • Matters arising from the Minutes

  1. President’s Report

  2. Financial Report

    • Honorary Treasurer’s Report

    • Audit report 2012

    • Budget 2013-2016 (for approval)

  3. Reports from the Network Organizations

  • European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN)

  • European Academy of Teachers in General Practice (EURACT)

  • European Association for Quality in General Practice /Family Medicine (EQuiP)

  • European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association (EURIPA)

  • European Network for Prevention and Health Promotion in Family Medicine and General Practice (EUROPREV)

  • Vasco da Gama Movement

  1. Reports from the WESIG’s

  2. OPENMinds invitation

  3. Report Wonca Europe membership Committee

  4. Country reports

  5. European Journal of General Practice

  6. Wonca World Matters

  7. Wonca Europe Website

  8. European Definition

  9. Collaboration with UEMO and EFPC

  10. 5 Star Doctor Award 2013

  11. Montegut scholarship 2013

Lunch (13.00 – 14.00)

Council Meeting - Part 2 (14.00 – 15.30)

  1. Wonca Europe Executive Board Election*

  2. Statutory Committees Elections

  1. Future Conferences:

  • Proposal New bidding procedure

  • Wonca Europe Conference: 2 – 5 July 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Wonca Europe Conference: 22 – 25 October 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

    • 2015 Wonca Anniversary - Celebration in Istanbul

  • Wonca Europe Conference: 16 – 18 June 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Wonca World Conference: Rio de Janeiro,

  1. Next Council Meeting in Lisbon 2014

  2. Any other business

Coffee Break (15.30 – 15.45)

Council Meeting - Part 3 (Group Sessions) (15.45 - 16.45)

  1. Presentation Anniversary Fund (30 min including QA)

  2. Report and discussion based on the work of the Vienna working groups

Short sum up from the group sessions (16.45 - 17.15)   


* If there are more candidates for a post, each will have no more than three minutes for her/his presentation.

From WE Bylaws – Article 7.7.1: A Member Organization in good standing which is unable to send a Member of Wonca Europe - Council to a meeting of Wonca Europe - Council, may authorize another Member Organization, through its appointed Member of Wonca Europe - Council, to represent it, providing that no Member of Wonca Europe - Council may represent more than one additional Member Organization. 

Article 7.7.2: The Member Organization authorizing another Member Organization to represent it must furnish the Chairperson of Wonca Europe - Council such authorization in writing signed by two officers of that Organization (Proxy Form enclosed)