EIFL held its first General Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2002.
The General Assembly (GA) is EIFL’s annual knowledge sharing and networking event for library professionals in developing and transition countries.
Each year EIFL brings together national coordinators from over 40 countries to debate the latest developments in electronic content delivery, to discover emerging issues of significance to libraries, and to share achievements from library consortia over the last year.
Over three days participants take part in interactive sessions with expert guest speakers, build links and collaborate with one another, identify the most pressing needs in their consortia and share information and ideas for addressing those needs. The GA also provides participants with the opportunity to engage in individual discussions with EIFL partner publishers and programme managers through intensive 'speed dating' sessions.
The General Assembly is hosted in a different location each year. In addition to the daily conference agenda, participants are treated to lively group dinners, and an afternoon spent on a cultural tour in the host city.