The UEF European Congress

The Congress is the 'general assembly' of the UEF. It meets every two years; it consists of delegates of UEF constituent organisations. It determines the policy of the UEF, elects the UEF President, modifies provisions of the Statutes and elects half of the Federal Committee members. View more information related to the past Congresses.

The UEF XXVI European Congress will be hosted by the House of the European Union in Vienna (Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Wien, Austria) on Friday and by the the Department of Communications of the University of Vienna (Währinger Str. 29, 1090 Wien, Austria) on Saturday and Sunday. Click here to see the venues on a map.


Find the detailed full programme here

Friday 23rd November 2018, 12:00-19:00
Venue: Vertretung der Europäischen Kommission in Österreich, House of the European Union  (Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Vienna)
     12:00   Welcoming of participants and registration of delegates
13:30UEF Federal Committee meeting
14:00Opening Session of the UEF XXVI European Congress
14:15Political report by UEF President Elmar Brok
14:00Public event
19:00End of session
19:30Reception (tbc)

Saturday 24th November 2018, 09:00-19:00
Venue: Department of Communications of the University of Vienna (Währinger Str. 29, 1090 Vienna) 
     09:00   Welcoming of participants and registration of delegates
     09:15Opening of the session & formalities
     09:30Addresses to the Congress
     10:00Activity and financial reports 2016-2018
     11:00Political Commissions and Working Groups
     13:00Deadline for candidatures of elected Members of the Federal Committee and Arbitration Board
     13:00Family picture and lunch
     14:00Presentation of proposal of amendments to the Statutes and organisational reforms
     15:30Reports of Political Commissions and presentation of resolutions
     General debate on resolutions
     17:30Deadline for amendments to the proposed resolutions and motions
     17:30Presentation of candidate(s) for UEF President
     18:00Elections, opening of ballots
     19:00Closing of ballots
     19:00Meeting of the Resolutions Committee
     20:00Dinner (tbc)

Sunday 25th November 2018, 09:00-12:30
Venue: Department of Communications of the University of Vienna (Währinger Str. 29, 1090 Vienna) 
     09:00   Announcement of election results
     09:30Votes on resolutions
     11:00Closing speech
     11:30End of the Congress
     11:30Meeting of the new Federal Committee
     12:30End of the Federal Committee

Registration and participation conditions

Registration is compulsory by 26th October 2018 by filling in the registration form.

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt by the UEF Secretariat of the participation contribution of 50,00 EUR (a reduced participation contribution of 25,00 EUR applies to JEF members, participants under 25 years old and job seekers). The participation fee needs to be transferred before 26th October to the following bank account:

Union of European Federalists

BNP Paribas Fortis

Agence Quartier Léopold

Place du Luxembourg 14B - 1050 Ixelles

IBAN: BE69 2100 3760 9578


Communication: "Congress Vienna: *First Name* *Last Name*"

Submission of proposals for a motion

All proposals for a motion (proposals for a resolution, proposals for a statement, proposals for amendments in the UEF Statutes) need to be submitted through the Motions Submission Form by 24th September 2018 midnight.

Proposals for a motion sent through any other means than the dedicated form will be considered as not submitted.

Submission of candidacies

Submission of candidacies to become members of the UEF Bureau (including Vice-Presidents and Treasurer)

All members desiring to submit their candidacy to the positions of UEF Bureau members (including Vice-Presidents and Treasurer) are requested to submit their candidacy by following the Bureau Candidacy Submission Form by 26th October midnight.

Submission of candidacies to become members of the UEF Federal Committee

All members desiring to submit their candidacy to become UEF Federal Committee elected members will be requested to submit their candidacy during the Congress before Saturday 24th November at 13:00.

Nominated UEF Federal Committee Members (not submitted to vote during the Congress) will be invited to communicate their personal details after they are nominated by their sections. 
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