Selection criteria for associations can be based on one or more of the following:
- city or country of a principal or other address
- city, country or region
- number of participants
- meeting duration
- countries/regions where members are present
- relationships with other international associations
- subject area (e.g., climate, artificial intelligence, medicine, etc.)
- IGO or NGO
- active or inactive
- founded year, city, and country
- number of staff
- annual budget
- finance sources
- category of activity (e.g., healthcare, humanitarian/emergency aid, events/meetings, etc.)
- languages used
- Type 1 (a hierarchical typology to help indicate the degree of “internationality”)
- has information in a specified structured paragraph (e.g., history, structure, aims, finance, activities, publications)
A sample query:
Extract associations which meet the following criteria:
- with a principal address in Belgium, France or Germany
- is non-governmental
- is currently active
- with meetings in the past 10 years in Europe, outside of the country of their principal address
- with members in at least 10 European countries, also outside of the country of their principal address
Selecting the information you need in the extraction results
You can select the part of the associations profile of interest to you. Associations profiles may contain the following information:
|Name and acronym
||The association name is usually, but not always, the official name in English; names and acronyms in other languages are also available for many associations.
|Former & other names
||Addresses may contain:
- Name of the contact person, with title/function
- Postal address
- Telephone and fax numbers
- E-mail addresses
If an association has several contact addresses, one is selected as the principal address; this is generally the address of the association’s headquarters or its most prominent officer. As relevant, other addresses may be included, such as regional representatives, branch offices, or other significant officers.
||When and where the association was founded.
||Name of registering authority/list, registration number/ID, country, and date of registration.
||Names of founding bodies and other details related to the history of the association.
||The association’s principal objectives, usually based on the statutes.
||Key organs and commissions, together with some indication of the frequency of their meetings and the composition of the executive body.
||The languages used by the association.
||The number of paid and voluntary staff.
||Currency, budget amount and year.
||Sources of funding, as well as sponsoring bodies.
||A summary of the main activities and programme concerns of each association.
||The date and location of meetings or other events (exhibitions, seminars, etc.), both past and future.
|Publications & information services
||Titles of major periodical and non-periodical publications produced, as well as libraries, databanks, consultancy services and other information resources operated by the association.
||Types of membership and an indication of the number of members, with a list of countries represented or in which members are located, and/or a list of member organizations.
|Relations with IGOs
||Officially recognized relationships with intergovernmental organizations
|Relations with NGOs
||Official or working relationships to international NGOs.
|Date of last contact
||Date on which the last information was received from or about the association
||UIA has developed a hierarchical typology and a qualifying typology to help indicate the degree of “internationality” and relevant structural characteristics.
In addition, you can select the part of the meetings profile of interest to you. Meetings profiles may contain the following information:
- The city and country in which the event is held
- The dates on which the event starts and/or ends
- The names of other international associations involved in the event
- The name and theme of the event
- The number of participants, or the minimum and maximum numbers expected
- The number of countries represented, or the minimum and maximum numbers expected
- Whether or not there is a concurrent exhibition
Who Uses It
Everyone with an interest in international associations and cooperation can request a data extraction. UIA reserves the right to refuse all or part of any request.
UIA’s clients are worldwide and include a wide range of companies within the meeting industry – PCO’s, convention centers, tourism bureaus, hotels, airlines – as well as consulting companies, publishers, research institutes, university departments, libraries, international associations, government bodies and IGOs.