According to its statutes and following its legal obligations as a non-for-profit organisation registered in Belgium, JOIN invites its members once a year to a General Assembly – the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Traditionally, one of the members accepts to host this meeting.
Apart from its legal nature, the AGM provides an excellent opportunity for members of JOIN enterprises to learn about the latest internal and external developments in the network, update each other on activities in their own organisations, exchange ideas and opinions and develop new (JOIN) projects together. The AGM is also a forum for decision-making processes including the presentation and discussion of ideas and positions. Finally, it is also a more than suitable platform to establish and deepen personal contacts within the JOIN network. As an important opportunity for networking and exchange of good practice, the General Assembly has become a focal point for the continuous development of cooperation within JOIN.
The last two AGMs took place on 10-12 May 2019 in Zurich and was hosted by the Hilfswerk der Schweizerischen Kommende des Johanniterordens and on 8th September 2020, which was online due to exceptional circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.