Sixth Global Meeting FAQs

General Information

Where will the Sixth Global Meeting be held?

The meeting will be held in Chania, Greece on the island of Crete at the Avra Imperial Hotel.

I am not a member of the Alliance. Can I still come to the Global Meeting?

Yes, you can and we would love to see you there. We believe that the program we have lined up will be of great benefit to all road safety NGOs and stakeholders, not just Alliance members. There are certain benefits that are open to members only, including free accommodation for three nights, the opportunity to present a poster and enter the photo competition.

Registration and payments

This is the first time there has been a charge for the Global Meeting. Why is that?

In previous years, we have had a number of people who registered for the Global Meeting but then did not come. This creates unnecessary costs. We are asking this nominal fee to ensure that those who register are committed to attend. We are sure that you will agree that US$50 is exceptional value for an event of this magnitude and includes accommodation, breakfast, and dinner at the beautiful four-star Avra Imperial Hotel.

I don’t have a credit card. How can I pay the registration fee?

If you do not have a credit card, please contact globalmeeting2019@roadsafetyngos.org to arrange a wire transfer. Please note that your bank may charge a fee for this transaction. 

What is included in my registration fee?
  • Access to all sessions at the Sixth Global Meeting 
  • Access to all workshops
  • Access to the High-Level Symposium
  • Opportunity to sign up for one- and two-day training sessions, which will be held before the Global Meeting (priority to members)

Subsidies

Will there be subsidies available?

Yes, similar to previous Global Meetings, you will be able to apply for a subsidy grant for your travel. Applications close in October and are only open to members who are registered. You can find information about applying for a subsidy HERE.

I cannot submit the travel subsidy form. What is the problem?

Please make sure that you have completed all mandatory fields. Text fields accept a maximum of 500 characters. Please check your responses to make sure they are within this limit. If you are still having problems, please contact globalmeeting2019@roadsafetyngos.org.

Travel and accommodation

How do I get to Chania, Greece?

You will book your own travel. We recommend that you book early to ensure the best price. Don’ wait till last minute where prices tend to go up.

What is the situation with accommodation?

Member organizations can get three days accommodation for one delegate free of charge. The remaining will have to pay themselves or share the room and pay the extra costs. The free accommodation will be from 11-14 April as that is when we have the High-Level Symposium and our General Assembly. Non-members will need to pay for their accommodation. 

What if I am not eligible for free accommodation or I want to book extra nights?

We have negotiated a special rate with the hotel for the additional nights and for those who are not eligible for free accommodation. The cost per night is €105 per room including breakfast and lunch. To book this rate, contact the hotel directly at info@avraimperialhotel.gr and mention the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety.

Do I need a visa for the Global Meeting?

You should check whether you need a visa to travel to Greece. If you require an entry visa, you must obtain it from the relevant consulate or diplomatic mission in your country of residence. Please note that requests for visas should be made well in advance of your departure for Greece. If you need an invitation letter for your visa application, the Alliance can provide this. Please email globalmeeting2019@roadsafetyngos.org to request a letter.

I still have questions…

Please email globalmeeting2019@roadsafetyngos.org.

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