12th UIA Round Table Europe 2018

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Date & Venue

Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2018

Venue: Lyon Convention Centre

Lyon, France






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Nancy Carfrae,

Lyon, France

We thank everyone who contributed to making the 12th UIA Round Table Europe 2018 a success!

Thank you to the association representatives for your participation, your ideas, your questions.
We were delighted to be able to welcome you all.
Thank you to the speakers for your thought-provoking presentations and lively discussions.
Thank you to our partner at the Lyon Convention Centre for the warm welcome.

You can find speakers’ presentations, a list of participating organizations, and photos below.


The 2018 UIA Associations Round Table Europe in Lyon hosted 127 participants.
These participants represented 96 different associations, organizations, and offices from 27 different countries.


Participating Organizations List

Speakers’ presentations

Sustainable and Accountable

Facilitated by David Pritchett, Head of Advisory Services, Europe, AccountAbility
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Measuring global progress in education: what to count and why

Presented by Dr Paulína Koršňáková, Senior Research and Liaison Advisor, International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement – IEA
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Identification and building up partnerships for project: experience from the field and lessons learnt

Presented by Philippe Garnier, Head of Habitat programme, CRAterre
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Inclusion, diversity and membership

Presented by Deryck Browne, CEO, African Health Policy Network – AHPN
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Tips for food and beverage at your events from the French capital of gastronomy

Presented byStéphane Fructus, Food and Beverage Coordinator, Lyon Convention Centre
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Building bridges in the global village

Presented by Isabel Amaral, Founder and President, Portuguese National Association of Protocol Studies - APOREP
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David Pritchett

David has 20 years of experience in Corporate Responsibility (CR) / Sustainability management, reporting, performance, and strategy development. He has worked extensively with organisations to assess and design CR-related strategy and governance, materiality assessment processes, create stakeholder engagement strategies and implementation plans, facilitate stakeholder engagement activities, and develop assurance, management and reporting systems.

As companies invest increasing resources into non-financial issues and topics, David supports his clients to effectively allocate these resources, to optimize strategic management decision making and to ensure effective performance management through to tangible impact measurement.

David leads the technical content on Materiality, Stakeholder Engagement and Impact for the revision of the AA1000 Series of Standards. He ensures that the wealth of experience gathered over the last two decades in terms of advisory services and research in these areas at AccountAbility is accurately reflected in the updated content of the Standards.

Prior to joining AccountAbility, David spent 14 years with the Sustainability & Climate Change, Governance, Risk and Compliance team at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Deryck Browne

Deryck Browne is the Chief Executive of the African Health Policy Network, a national association of small community based health organisations and individuals working on issues concerning migrant health, well-being and welfare in the UK.

Before working in the migrant health field he was working in forensic psychology where he released several publications.

Issues of equality and diversity have always been at the centre of his work and he was recently invited by the UK Upper Parliamentary Chamber (The House of Lords) to assist with one of their special Committees working on migrant mental health issues.

He lives in London with his wife and three children. When he is not working he plays guitar in a rock and roll band.

Dr Paulína Koršňáková

IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement)

Dr Paulína Koršňáková is a Senior Research and Liaison Adviser to IEA, a non-profit international scientific society that conducts pedagogical research worldwide.

She is responsible for supporting and developing the existing membership and institutional partnerships in accordance with IEA’s mission.

Read Dr Paulína Koršňáková's article in UIA's World Associations News: E stands for education: getting acquainted with the IEA

Philippe Garnier

Philippe Garnier (1963) is an architect by profession, graduated from the National School of Architecture of Grenoble (ENSAG). He is a researcher, lecturer and consultant for CRAterre (the International Center for Earth Construction) at the AE&CC research unit (ENSAG) where he is co-chairing the Habitat research programme.

He dedicated most of his career since 1990 to experimental research, work and project development abroad in the field of “development” with CRAterre where the local building cultures concept was developed. This approach considers the importance of cultures in the production and management of built environment and how culture is an asset where future, sustainability, vulnerabilities and resilience are considered. He is in charge of several partnership development in relation with countries of operation or institutional network.

He teaches at the “earthen architecture, sustainable development and building cultures” Post-Master (DSA - Architecture de terre) as well as at Master level at the National School of Architecture but he also contributes to the ICUP Master Mundus Urbano (Erasmus+) “International Cooperation in Urban Planning” at Town Planning Institute of Grenoble (UGA-IUG).

He has developed specific expertise on sustainable housing and disaster risk reduction through projects and collaborations with various countries: Morocco, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Peru, Haiti, South Africa, Nigeria, etc. and conducted several consultancy work and expertise for UNESCO, UN-Habitat, EU, GCI, Caritas, ANR, AFD and also several French ministries.

He is a member of the French Partnership for City and Territories (PFVT) and of several other platforms and committees (« Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch” expert committee, Sherpa tool/GSHN, AFPCN, Risk@Univ. Grenoble Alpes, VOR, etc.).

He also publish/co-publish articles and books related to his work.

He is presently a member of the AFPCN Scientific council and of the UGA CDP Risk scientific project.

Read Phillipe Garnier's article in UIA's World Associations News: Identifying and Building up Partnerships for Development Projects: CRAterre Field Experience and Lessons Learnt

Isabel Amaral

Isabel Amaral is the founder and President of the Portuguese National Association of Protocol Studies (APOREP).

Holding a master’s degree in international Relations (Lisbon University), she gives Master classes at the Diplomatic Institute and some universities in Portugal, Spain and Brazil.

As an expert on corporate image, cross cultural communication and protocol she has given lectures in four continents and developed executive trainings in Portugal, Angola, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cape Verde, Namibia, Netherlands, Spain, People’s Republic of China and United Kingdom.

She’s the author of two books in Portuguese: “Imagem e Sucesso”, a book on image and corporate protocol and “Imagem e internacionalização”, a book about cross cultural communication for a global market and she has contributed to other books and publications.

Read Isabel Amaral's article in UIA's World Associations News: Communication in a global market