Call for Applications to host 14th RDA Plenary meeting in Europe

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30 Aug 2018

Call for Applications to host 14th RDA Plenary meeting in Europe

RDA is actively seeking bids from European parties interested in hosting the 14th RDA Plenary meeting in Europe. The plenary meeting in question follows the April 2019 one taking place in Philadelphia, so in terms of timing it would be September / October 2019.

In order to offer all interested parties an opportunity to prepare a bid and submit it for consideration, all documentation should be submitted by email to the Secretary General, Hilary Hanahoe (hilary.hanahoe[at] at the latest 30 Sept 2018 at 17:00 CEST. This is a firm deadline in order to be in a position to make the final selection and announce the date and location at the 12th Plenary meeting in Botswana (5-8 November 2018).

In the event that multiple bids are received, different criteria will be used to evaluate the bids and Council will be asked to make the final decision. Criteria include geographical location and access, national level support and potential sponsorship of the meeting, venue and meeting facilities, etc.

Please note that while no country is excluded from submitting a bid, European countries where an RDA Plenary meeting has not yet taken place would be favoured.

Parties interested in submitting a bid should read the RDA plenary guidelines ( to assist in the preparation of eventual bids, Section 12 includes the bid submission outline. Further details on RDA plenary meetings are available at

For any queries or further information you may require, please do not hesitate to contact Hilary or the Secretariat (enquirie[at] directly.