General Assembly 2021

The 2021 BIEN General Assembly will take place on Saturday 21st August 2021 at 14:00h London time (British Summer Time: UTC+1) online

The Executive Committee has decided that voting will be conducted online using the Zoom poll facility.

Papers for the meeting

Draft agenda for the 2021 General Assembly

The final agenda will be published here one month before the meeting

Minutes of the 2019 General Assembly

Minutes of the meeting of members held on the 17th December 2020


BIEN’s constitution, as amended following the general meeting of members held on the 17th December 2020 and subsequently agreed by the UK Charity Commission.

BIEN’s internal rules as amended following the general meeting of members held on the 17th December 2020.


Information on the election of Executive Committee members and on candidates who have stood for election can be found here


The venue for the 2023 BIEN congress

The 2022 will be held in Australia. At the 2021 General Assembly a decision will be made about the venue for the BIEN congress in 2023. The Executive Committee would like to receive applications to host the 2023 congress from affiliated organisations. Applications should be sent both to the Secretary and the General Manager as Word or pdf documents of no more than two A4 pages in length. Applications should state the proposed theme, dates, and venue; whether a face to face, online, or hybrid congress is proposed; how the congress will be funded; and any other information that will help the meeting to evaluate the application.