IFAIR semi-annual meeting and General Assembly in September 2019
IFAIR’s second semi-annual strategy meeting took place in Berlin from 6th to 8th September 2019! From Friday afternoon to Sunday evening, the members of the executive board, the regional directors and other members of the core team got together with interested members to discuss previous projects, exchange their views and experiences as well as formulate new strategies for going forward. It is a testament to the motivation of every individual as much as it is to the demand of IFAIR to be a pluralistic and world-oriented organisation that only a few of the participants came from Berlin – most having had to travel a fair bit to take part.
Several people who had not previously engaged with IFAIR took part in the discussion and brought interest and new impulses for the evaluation process – which was particularly joyous. More than that, it was discussed at length how IFAIR might manage to motivate more young people to take part and initiate Impact Groups.
Aside from the format of the strategy meeting, Saturday, 7th September 2019 also saw the constituting meeting of IFAIR e.V. This forum had the solemn task of passing change to the statute of IFAIR in order to streamline the organisation of members – but do not worry, nothing has factually changed regarding member fees! The second big task of the forum was the relief of the executive board and the election of new members to the executive board for the next three years.
The previous executive board consisted of Theresa Lieb, Johannes Klein, Dr. Kilian Spandler, Florian Winkler and Dr. Steffen Murau. They were relieved unanimously, and we would like to take this moment to once again thank them wholeheartedly for their work and dedication! We are thankful that they will remain as contact persons and wish them only the best for their future!
Members of the new executive board are: Anne Laible, responsible for human resources; Katharina Lange, responsible for finances; Jessica Kininger, responsible for the website and social media; and Florian Schöler, responsible for member management. We are particularly thankful to Dr. Steffen Murau who accepted the election to the executive board again, responsible for the management of Impact Groups.
Once more, IFAIR looks to three interesting years ahead – should you be interested in participating, the next strategy meeting is just around the corner and will take place from 28th February to 1st March 2020!