Decisions Made by the GA Manual

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This Manual includes notes on the decisions which have been made in recent GAs. In addition to the most recent decisions it is useful to collect historical information to this manual (e.g. historical data for Symposium and Congress fees). The Secretary General is responsible for this Manual.


Membership Fee Calculations

The current Base factor is 22.

The current fees for Individual Supportive Members (ISMs) are

  • i) 30 euros for one (1) year for non-students
  • ii) 20 euros for one (1) year for students.

The Base factor before changing the method of calculation of the membership fees (changed for financial year beginning 2013) for MOs was 20. The new figure of 22 (retained in 2014) gave overall approximately the same total raised in fees.

The ISM fees before the financial year beginning 2013 were 20 euros for one year for students, 50 euros for one year for non-students, or 100 euros for 3 years for non-students.


Congress and Symposium Fees

The maximum Symposium fee for the 62nd IVSA Symposium in Turkey, including the Central Fund surchage, was €275.

The maximum Congress fee for the 63rd IVSA Congress in Indonesia, including the Central Fund surchage, was €400.

The maximum Symposium fee for the 63rd IVSA Symposium in the UK, including the Central Fund surcharge, is €340.

The maximum Congress fee for the 64th IVSA Congress in Romania, including the Central Fund surcharge, is €400.

The maximum Symposium fee for the 64th IVSA Symposium in Taiwan, including the Central Fund surcharge, is €300.

The old maximum Congress fee (in place summer 2010 to summer 2013) was €300, and the old Symposium fee (in place summer 2010 to summer 2013) was €200. These maximum fees did not include the central fund surcharge. The GA allowed individual Congresses and Symposia in more expensive countries to increase the fee above these maximum fees considerably on several occasions during this period.

Other Major Decisions

At the 62nd IVSA Symposium in Turkey, the GA approved a MoU with OIE, the WHSS MoU and a partnership with Stop TB.

At the 63rd IVSA Congress in Indonesia, the GA approved IVSA’s first 5 and 10 year Strategic Plans, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with EAEVE, a MoU with WVA, a MoU with IFMSA, a letter of response to the EC in an “Exchange of Letters”, and an initial letter to the FAO in an “Exchange of Letters”.

At the 63rd IVSA Symposium in the UK&Ireland, the GA approved to apply for the United Nations (UN) Consultative Status. The application was submitted and UN Consultative Status was given to IVSA on the 23rd of July 2015.


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