Call for Host Country
The next Servas International Conference and General Assembly (SICOGA) will be held in 2025. During SICOGA 2022, Servas Costa Rica indicated that they would like to be considered as a venue. There have also been informal discussions with other Servas member groups. Our thanks to all that have approached us.
As is our custom, Servas International Executive Committee (SI Exco) will now give all Servas Groups an opportunity to submit a formal proposal before we begin the selection process. If you have questions that need to be resolved before your Servas Group can offer to host the next SICOGA, please get in touch. We are happy to provide more details. November 15, 2023,is the deadline for expressions of interest.
Following the initial expression of interest, each group will have until December 31, 2023, to submit a feasibility study. We will provide guidance on what information is needed, and what issues will be considered when selecting the most suitable venue.
If we get enough proposals that meet the criteria, SI Exco hopes to finalize the venue during our January meeting. If that is not possible, we will continue the process. When thinking about your country as a possible venue for the SICOGA the key issues to consider include:
Is there a suitable venue available at an appropriate cost?
What sort of travel costs would be involved for delegates from different regions?
What issues might arise for delegates applying for visas to visit your country?
Please indicate the ecological footprint involved for delegates to travel tot he venue from different regions?(For example, is the venue accessible by train or bus for a great number of people?)
Let us know if you have any questions.
Please send your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Hosting SICOGA2025” in the email’s subject line.