The IFMSA Strategy 2014-2017 was adopted during the August Meeting General Assembly 2014, held in Taipei, Taiwan, as per of a structural long-term organizational reform process. It shall be renewed in August Meeting 2020.

Why A Strategy?

All organizations evolve. Even without an overall plan for where the organization is headed, new ideas will emerge, new initiatives will kick off, and a lot of work will be done, although these efforts may not be very well-aligned.

The strategy helps the organization implement structural changes that transcend individual leaderships. It is key to ensure that future leaderships follow up on and conclude the implementation. It will ensure continuity, transparency, and accountability in the work of IFMSAs elected and appointed leaders.

The Strategy 2014-2017 will guide the collective work of the upcoming three years of the IFMSA Team of Officials to achieve long-term strategic goals, defined by the National Member Organisations:

  1. Sustainability
  2. Impact
  3. Relevance.

The engine that drives IFMSA is fuelled by the initiative and passion of our volunteers and members. And it is from this grassroots layer new ideas and activities. IFMSA employs a soft approach to strategic planning. This means that the plan has a narrow scope of structural changes that cannot be realized in one term, and it leaves room for each Team of Officials to also work on their own short-term objectives.

Strategy 2014-2017


Implementation Reports:

You can also find the first Strategy Annual Implementation Report, presented by the Executive Board of 2014-2015. It includes an overview of the strategic goals achieved during the 1st year of the implementation of the strategy and a set of recommendations of the upcoming terms.

IFMSA Strategy Implementation Report 2014-2015
IFMSA Strategy Interim Implementation Report – February 2017

For more information, please contact gs@ifmsa.org.