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11th of August 2022
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This initiative seeks to ensure full single market freedoms for associations, simplifying their cross-EU activities and promoting their fundamental rights.

Current rules create obstacles, such as additional registrations, when associations operate across EU borders. This may distort the market for non-profit organisations, affecting the EU democratic space and the exercise of EU fundamental rights.

15th of July 2022

The UIA welcomes its newest Associate Member Kingsley Napley.

13th of July 2022
UIA CIM World of Associations News released on 5 July, featuring:

Becoming a SMART association

By Ivo Franschitz, Founder and Owner of ENITED business events (http://www.enited.eu)

27th of June 2022

The Report provides two views of a sector continuing to face multiple challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic: data for meetings in the year 2019 are presented in-full, the “last good year” before the crisis, in addition to an analysis of what took place in 2021.

9th of May 2022

UIA is pleased to announce the location of it's Association Round Tables for 2024 and 2026:

UIA Associations Round Table Europe 2024 will take place in Firenze, Italy on 14 & 15 November 2024

UIA Associations Round Table Europe 2026 will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland (date to be determined)

In October / November 2023 and 2025 UIA Round Table Europe will take place in Brussels

22nd of April 2022

Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations (Deadline: 1 June 2022)

NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline 1 June 2022. The following link provides background information, the benefits and instructions how to apply: http://csonet.org/index.php?menu=83

20th of April 2022

The Union of International Associations (UIA) launches its 10th edition of the Survey amongst 25,000 international associations

8th of April 2022

Union of International Associations (UIA) opens registration for its Associations Round Table Brussels 2022

UIA’s 15th Associations Round Table Brussels will take place at the Marriott Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium on 20 May 2022

8th of April 2022

L'Union des Associations Internationales (UAI) ouvre les inscriptions pour sa Table Ronde des Associations à Bruxelles 2022

La 15ème Table Ronde des Associations de l'UAI aura lieu au Marriott Grand Place à Bruxelles, Belgique, le 20 mai 2022.

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18th of July 2022

Located at the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula, the coastal city of Busan features diverse elements ranging from a world-class MICE infrastructure to mountains, rivers, and the sea, making it an optimal location to enjoy both business and pleasure. As a result, the number of bleisure and workcation visitors is on the rise, and Busan is making vigorous marketing efforts as Korea’s only maritime bleisure city.

7th of July 2022

UIA's latest newsletter features an interview with Dr Young Nam Kim, Senior Researcher in Oceanography and Executive Committee member and co-organiser of the 7th International Marine Debris Conference (7IMDC)

14th of June 2022
Workshop-2022
The contents to be addressed in this Eighth Workshop are structured in conferences and round tables aimed at identifying the emerging threats of microplastics with their potential effect on health, environment and climate change, promoting applied research, circular economy and favoring the development of sustainable chemistry as a strategy to mitigate. 
9th of May 2022
The Korea Tourism Organization obtained the ISO 20121 certification from the Korean Standards Association, an international standard for sustainable event management established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
19th of April 2022
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO has designated Salpausselkä Geopark as a Global Geopark. The designation recognizes sites and landscapes of international geological significance and the designated territories form a global network of sustainable travel destinations with outstanding geological features. 

19th of April 2022
Associate Professor Katri Lindfors from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology has been named the new Tampere Congress Ambassador. 

Associate professor Katri Lindfors has been in the organizing committee of numerous Tampere Celiac Disease symposia, and she is a board member in the International Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (ISSCD).

19th of April 2022
Academy Professor Tapio Salmi and his colleagues at Åbo Akademi’s Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering believe that international scientific conferences are an effective way to share the latest research data, while also being an inspiring way to get young researchers involved in the best international networks early on in their careers.

18th of April 2022

“It’s only Busan to make it happen.”

Busan, a maritime city that boasts MICE!

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