At the Summer Organisation and Strategy Meeting (OSM) 2018 the idea of a “Theme Year” was developed to create more impact in the European Geography Association (EGEA). At the Annual Congress (AC) 2018 in Selce, Croatia the General Assembly (GA) approved of the implementation.
A Theme Year follows the Calendar Year and should serve as inspiration for events and congresses. The Theme Year allows EGEA to focus on one topic and create output over a longer period of time and offers a possibility to organise events, e-lectures, scientific conferences etc.
The topic of a theme year will be decided during the GA one and a half years beforehand, this way potential congress organisers can include the topic in their concept.
Entities are not obligated to follow the Theme Year.