Invitation to bid for the WONCA Europe Conference in 2022

WONCA Europe invites WONCA Europe Member Organisations to submit bids to host the 27th WONCA Europe Conference in 2022. Member Organisations interested in hosting are invited to submit proposals by 5th April 2019 to the WONCA Europe Secretariat: SecretariatEurope@Wonca.net.

We highly recommend that the bidding documents are kept as short and concise as possible and include an executive summary of up to four pages, highlighting the most important points of the bid. We would also like to remind the interested parties that according to the WONCA World bylaws, no regional conference can take place within four months of a WONCA World Conference. Hence, when preparing your bid, please take into account the 24th WONCA World Conference in Sydney: the WONCA Europe Conference must be concluded by 25th June 2022 the latest.

Moreover, we would like to draw your attention to an important change regarding the bidding procedure effective this year. WONCA Europe has entered into an agreement with a Core Professional Conference Organiser (Core PCO), GUARANT International, for the organisation of the 2022 conference.

The Core PCO will coordinate and undertake logistical tasks, while the scientific part of the conference remains a responsibility of the host Member Organisation. It is, therefore, required that all candidates, in preparation of their bid, contact the Core PCO and check for its logistical feasibility before its submission. Eligible bids will be considered only those submitted by the aforementioned deadline and checked for their feasibility by the Core PCO, GUARANT International.

Following submission, the WONCA Europe Conference Committee will review the bids for their consistency and compliance with the bidding procedure. Feedback will be sent to all candidates by 30th April 2019. Subsequently, candidates will have the opportunity to amend and clarify any issues raised and proposed by the Conference Committee by 20th May 2019.

On 26th June 2019, during the WONCA Europe Council Meeting 2019 in Bratislava, all eligible candidates will be invited to present their bids. The host of the 2022 Conference will be awarded by voting during the Council Meeting. Further information on the bidding procedure may be found here

For any questions, kindly contact our Secretariat: SecretariatEurope@Wonca.net

Sincerely, 

Professor Mehmet Ungan, WONCA Europe President
Dr Harris Lygidakis, WONCA Europe Honorary Secretary