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 INTERNATIONAL  EVENTS

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For a complete listing of all upcoming International Events,

See last page of IPA Canada Newsletter

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For current events, check out the IPA International site:

https://www.ipa-international.org/Events

Dear friends,

                      I feel compelled to inform you that the situation regarding Coronavirus epidemic in Italy is very serious.

 

                      All citizens are involved to marginalize the spread of the infection, but my main thought goes to medical staff and Police Force and therefore to all the members of the Italian Section.

 

                      In the light of the above, in accordance with the members of the Central Commitee, I've arranged that all events are canceled or suspended until the end of the emergency situation that will be decided by the Italian Government.

 

                      Please inform all the IPA Sections that during this period, throughout Italy, it won't be possible to provide the usual assistance to members coming from abroad.

 

Thanks and best regards.

Diego Trolese

National President

On behalf of IPA Kenya:

 

Dear Friends,

I trust that you are fine, and it is my prayer that you remain so. Please receive our letter addressed to all National Sections regarding the change of dates for our Friendship Week.

Jared Ojuok,

SG Kenya Section.

For Information 

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On behalf of IPA Germany, please find attached an invitation to their upcoming VIII International Friendship Meeting in Selm Bork, which is being held from 24 July – 2 August 2020.

 

The friendship meeting will include many excursions to areas and attractions such as Haltern am See, the Henrichenburg boat lift, and Recklinghausen. The programme also consists of tours through the property of the State of Police, as well as leisure activities and more!

 

You can also view this event on our international website at:

 

https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/viii-friendship-meeting-selm-bork/156370

For Information in German

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International Police Association Lincolnshire Branch, Region 5 FRIENDSHIP WEEKEND 5th - 8th June 2020

2020 is the 70th anniversary of the founding of this great organisation by Sergeant Arthur Troop from Lincolnshire and the founding branch are very proud to be hosting the 2020 National Council Meeting (NCM) in the historic city of Lincoln.

To run alongside the NCM the Lincolnshire branch of the IPA are considering hosting a friendship weekend. Lincoln is a fascinating, diverse city to visit, it is an ideal destination for a city break: offering an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat and drink. 

PROPOSED EVENTS: Friday An opportunity to visit Doddington Hall and Gardens, an English stately home to include a guided tour of the house and gardens.

Saturday Tours of Lincoln Castle and Cathedral to include a buffet lunch at the Lincoln Hotel followed by free time to discover historic uphill Lincoln.

Sunday A trip to the seaside! Tour of the historic Skegness Court House which will be dedicated as the ‘Arthur Troop’ Building. An exhibition of Lincolnshire Police history and an opportunity to meet operational police officers and staff who work in different areas of modern day policing. Free time to stroll along the seafront and have some fish ‘n’ chips or an ice cream or both! On the way back there may be an opportunity to stop off at Batemans Brewery for a tour and a taste of local ales.

The accommodation for this weekend will be at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotels, Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln, LN1 1YW where the NCM is also to be held. We have reserved some rooms here.

We are also looking at accommodation at The Lincoln Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, Eastgate, Lincoln, LN2 1PN

See here for more information Lincolnshire Branch Friendship Weekend 20 in 2020  70 Anniversary programme - Lincolnshire 2020

 

All applications to be received by 28th February 2020 to: lincolnshire@ipa-uk.org

Thanks Chris Morgan, Secretary Lincolnshire Branch

On behalf of IPA Spain, please find attached an invitation to an upcoming event ‘Tour of Gambia’, which will take place from 5 – 12 December 2020, which the IPA Vallés Occ – Barcelona region is collaborating very actively with. It is an adventure and solidarity cycling route that will run through the African country of Gambia.

 

The Tour of Gambia is a unique and unforgettable event, and is based on a cycle route that runs through the heart of Africa, where everybody can participate.

 

For more information about this event, including registration details, please take a look at the official Tour of Gambia website:

 

www.tourdegambia.com  

 

There is also a video available that showcases footage from last year’s event that will give you great insight into what to expect from this event:

 

https://youtu.be/Ykio9eVxbGs

 

This event can also be viewed on our international website at:

 

https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/tour-of-gambia-2020/156362

On behalf of of IPA Montenegro President Vojislav Dragovic, please find a message below regarding the IPA Games 2020:

 

Dear IPA friends,

 

Let me inform you that the deadline for the registration for the IPA Games 2020 has been extended to 17th February as our wish is to show everyone that our IPA is a large family. Around 500 participants registered so far from more than 25 sections.

 

Please note that hotel Princess in Bar is fully booked, but hotel Montenegro in Čanj is open to receive your applications by extended deadline.

 

We are very grateful for the trust you have given us, and we are much looking forward to welcoming you soon in Montenegro.

 

SERVO PER AMIKECO

 

Vojislav Dragovic

President of IPA Montenegro

For More Information

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Following the circulation of this event in December 2019, please find attached 2 updated programmes from IPA Tarragona.

 

The event could also be found on the website here: https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/xvii-international-football-championship/155390

For Information in English

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On behalf of IPA UK, please find attached a flyer to the 20 in 2020 Iconic Event in York taking place from the 4th to 6th of September.

For Calendar

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On behalf of IPA Italy:

Dear all,

on behalf of the Local Branch Riccione, please find attached the programme (copies in Italian and English) for the 45th Friendship Cup, a 5 a-side International Football Tournament which will be held between 24th and 28th May 2020 in Riccione (Rimini).

For Information in English

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Dear Friends,

 

Due to requests made by several IPA sections from around the world. the IPA Kenya friendship week registration has been extended to 31st March 2020. this will give room for those who have shown interest to be part of this adventurous activity.

 

Servo Per Amikeko.

Jared Ojuok, Secretary-General IPA Kenya Section.

For Application

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On behalf of Region 2 – Northern Ireland of IPA UK, a new video and flyer for their August friendship week:

The video can be viewed here on our website: https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/region-2-friendship-week/143605

 

 

Friends, Happy New Year to you all. Just  a quick reminder of the Section UK, Region 2 Friendship Week taking place on 1st - 8th August 2020 in Northern Ireland. We still have some places left if you fancy joining us for a great week in what has now become an award winning tourist destination.  There’s lots of great events and trips planned for you so if you like the sound of it, contact our Chair, Mandy Kernohan at 2regionchair@ipa-uk.org for info and bookings.  Looking forward to seeing you then!

 

Brian Kennedy

Publicity Officer

Section UK, Region 2, Northern Ireland

 

 

Many thanks

 

Brian

For Program in English

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A reminder to register for the IPA Games on behalf of IPA Montenegro:

 

The deadline to register for the IPA Games 2020 is fast approaching on 10th February. Any IPA members that would like to attend and compete in an event are invited to register online here: https://ipagames2020.me/en/registration

Username: ipagames

Password: montenegro2020

 

I have attached information on the Games to circulate within your membership, and all the information can be viewed on the dedicated IPA Games 2020 website here:https://ipagames2020.me/en/

For Invitation in English

Click here!

For Information in English

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On behalf of IPA Ireland, please find attached a calendar of their planned hikes for 2020. All the hikes are free to join, and contact information for the organisers can be found in the attachment.

 

The Hiking Club Calendar will be uploaded to the Interests Group page of the international website from 14/01: https://www.ipa-international.org/Interest-groups

For Calendar

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πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Münster On Patrol πŸš”πŸš¨πŸš“


Eligible applicants must be serving officers, under 35 yrs of age, and able to wear uniform during program. However, the Organizers agreed and have stated that "if he/she is in early 40s, it is perfectly OK too".

 

Those interested must also provide a 500 word summary why they should be selected (including their involvement with IPA Canada and their Region), along with their Region (copy of IPA card), police force, and if selected to attend any previous IPA programs. There is no set application therefore this information is required.

 

Please pass this new information along to your members with the updated deadline of February 17, 2020 to have their name/contact info, police force and Region submitted to me. Also a brief essay why they should be selected.

 

I hope this new age level will garner more interest in this program! It is not very often that an IPA Section offers a Free Training Program * you could extend your stay to take advantage of the sights of Europe!

 

IPA Canada will be selecting ONE Candidate from our membership to attend. If you are interested, please send your information to Karen Frost!

 

Thank you in advance.

 Karen Frost

IPA Canada

Social and Cultural Commission Chairperson 

kosovok2002@yahoo.ca

 

From the 03rd until the 06th of September 2020 the International Police Association Münster branch would love to welcome young IPA members from different sections.

There is a promotional, professional, cultural, historical and social aspect in the schedule, so all core values of the International Police Association will be represented.

Maximum of participants: ten (one per IPA section)
Maximum age of participants: 35 years
Application deadline: 30th of April 2020

The cost for accommodation, meals and tours is taken care of by the IPA Münster branch. All costs of travel is at the participants expense.

πŸŽ₯ All participants need to be aware of that all pictures and videos being taken during this weekends official schedule, will be used for promotional purposes of the International Police Association. All represented sections will get access to these pictures to use them only for IPA, not for commercial purposes.

      IPA - Region 4 Gorj invites you to participate in

International Field Tennis Tournament - "Florin Mergea" Cup. Second Edition.

Details in attached material.

 

 

Regards,

Regional Executive Committee

IPA Region 4 GORJ

For Program in English

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On behalf of IPA UK and the Defensive Tactics Group, please find attached an invitation to the upcoming COPS 2020 UK event, being held in Wrexham, North Wales, from 26 - 31 May 2020.

 

To register your interest for this event, please complete the supplied Word document and forward it to Robert Stenhouse at robert.stenhouse@sky.com as soon as possible.

For Invitation in English

Click here!

For Registration Form

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On behalf of IPA France, please find attached an invitation to the upcoming 3rd Friendship Meeting in Nîmes. The event will take place from 29 May – 2 June 2020.

 

You can also find this event on our international website at:

 

https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/3rd-friendship-meeting-nmes/155344

For Program in English

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On behalf of Section UK, please find attached updated documents for their upcoming friendship week in Devon/Cornwall, to commemorate both the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing to America, and also the 70th anniversary of the IPA. The event will be held from 13 – 20 September 2020.

 

You can also find this event on our website at:

https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/region-7-friendship-week/145138

For Invitation in English

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For Information in English

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I attach copy of the programme for the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the Local Branch Cesena-Forlì (Region Emilia Romagna), which will be held from 14 to 17 May 2020.

For any information, members can contact:

Maurizio Giannini (President): m.giannini1961@libero.it and

Mario Stango (Vice Treasurer): mariostango55.ms@gmail.com

Laura P.

International Police Association - Sezione Italiana

Segreteria Nazionale

Via Copernico 8/8 - 60019 Senigallia (AN)

Tel./fax: +39 071 60656

segreteria@ipa-italia.it , www.ipa-italia.it

For Invitation in English

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Dear all,

 

On behalf of IPA Poland’s Nowy Targ Region, please find attached an invitation to their upcoming hockey tournament, which is planned to take place from 14 – 18 September 2020. All of the information related to the plan of the event can be found in the document.

 

You can also view this event on our international website at:

 

https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/ice-hockey-tournament/155455

On behalf of IPA Spain, please find attached an invitation to their Western Valleys Region’s upcoming Grand Tour event, which will take you from Barcelona to Paris through the route of iconic World War II sites, as well as medieval wonders.

 

The event will take place from 11 – 24 May 2020, and there will also be an optional extension to the trip which includes a visit Marrakesh and the Sahara Desert plus more in Morocco, which will take place from 24 – 29 May 2020. 

 

Enclosed in the document you will find all information on the full programme, hotels & accommodation available, and pricing. This document is available in 3 languages – English, Spanish, and French.

 

You can also find this event on our international website at:

 

https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/grand-ipa-tour-barcelona-to-paris/155137

For Information in English

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For Invitation in English

Click here!

For Programme in English

Click here!

Registration Form 

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On behalf of IPA Greece, please find attached an invitation to their upcoming 2nd IPA Olympic Symposium. The event will take place from 9 – 13 March 2020. All of the relevant information can be found in the attached documents.

 

You can also view this event on our international website at:

 

https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/2nd-ipa-olympic-symposium/155392

On behalf of IPA Spain, please find attached an invitation to the upcoming XVII International Seven-a-side Football Championship for Police, which will be take place from 4 – 7 June 2020.

 

You can also view this event on our international website at:

 

https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/xvii-international-football-championship/155390

For Information in English

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For Information in English

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International Police Association

West Branch 1 Region Scotland

Iconic Event 2020 `A Taste of Scotland`

 

Dear All,

Thank you for your patience in waiting for the update on our Iconic event for 2020.  We now have the final details and hope that you are still interested in joining us for what we feel will be a very enjoyable few days.  The following are the details and should you have any enquiries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.  The details are as follows.

Date: 27th to 29th November 2020 (additional days available)

Venue: Park Hotel, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.

On behalf of IPA Spain, please find attached information on 2 football tournaments organised in the Galicia Region. The XII Campeonato Internacional ‘Iberico’ takes place from the 3rd to 6thSeptember 2020, and the V Campeonato Internacional ‘Torrede Hercules’ takes place from the 11th to 14th June 2020.

For Information in English

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For Information in German

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For More Information in German

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Please find attached an invitation to the 60th anniversary of IPA Würzburg, which will take place on 28th March 2020, and will include a city tour of Würzburg and its fortress, and more.

 

Please note that the attached document is only available in German.

 

You can also find this event on our international website at:

 

https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/60th-anniversary-wrzburg/154948

For Information in English

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On behalf of Section UK, please find attached an invitation to their upcoming Liverpool & Merseyside Friendship Week, as part of IPA UK’s 20 in 2020, to celebrate their 70th anniversary.

 

The event will be held between 25th August and 2nd September 2020 in conjunction with the Famous International Beatles Week in Liverpool. This, latter event,  attracts more than 70 Bands from across the World and generates a great atmosphere with Open Air Events throughout the City Centre all of which are free to attend.

 

For those interested, please contact Danny Gidman at dgidman.lpoolmers3ipa@yahoo.com or George Durno at gdurno.lpoolmside3ipa@gmail.com

Next year Galway City on the west coast of Ireland will be hosting the European Capital of Culture 2020. Throughout this Galway 2020 programme, the themes of language, landscape and migration come to life. Structured around the old Celtic calendar of Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain, Galway 2020 begins in February and runs through until the end of January 2021.

For the past 5 years IPA Galway have built a fabulous IPA event called IPA Aran.  You can find a link below to the IPA Aran Facebook page and a YouTube link to a video showing this years IPA Aran Event.  Also attached in PDF is IPA Irelands most recent magazine – see page 6 onwards to read about this years IPA Aran. 

IPA Aran Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/468025050033852/requests/

IPA Aran YouTube: https://youtu.be/hrEh2E4-pfU

I am currently working closely with the Galway 2020 Capital of Culture committee to collaborate a major IPA event in Galway in conjunction with the Aran Event.  This will be happening in July 2020 and will involve 3 days on the Aran Islands and a number of other events in the amazing Galway city.  A full programme of IPA events will be published soon, but interested IPA members are asked to contact me so that I can keep them directly informed.

Please email MICHAEL WALSH at mickindublin@gmail.com to register your interest.

See the attached link to the Galway 2020 programme of other events, which are happening during the year.  Of course our IPA region would be only too happy to meet with any members visiting Galway for these events.  IPA Ireland also has a fabulous IPA Accommodation right in the centre of Galway city.

Galway 2020 Programme: https://galway2020.ie/en/programme/

Looking forward to meeting many IPA friends in my home city of Galway and hopefully joining me for IPA Aran where you will get an Irish Céad Míle Fáilte - which means one hundred thousand welcomes.

Servo per amikeco,

 

Michael Walsh

IPA Ireland

On behalf of IPA UK, a new attachment has been added to their upcoming Region 5 Friendship Weekend in Lincoln. The event was originally circulated internationally in June 2019, although the programme for it had not been determined at that time. The event has now been updated to include the full programme for the event, along with a registration form attached at the bottom of the document. Pricing and accommodation details can also be found within the document.

 

You can view the final programme and pricing on our international website at:

https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/region-5-friendship-weekend/153017

On behalf of IPA Austria, please find attached information on their 2020 Wanderwoche (Hiking Week) in Nassfeld, from the 13th to 20th June 2020.

 

Information can be found attached in both German and English.

For Information in English

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For Information in German

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Dear Friends,

 

Please find attached Itinerary, Registration form, Terms and Conditions.

 

My new email address is rsuzuki@rose.plala.or.jp . Please send your inquiries or registration form to this new address.

 

SERVO PER AMIKECO,

 

Ryoji SUZUKI

1st Vice President in charge of Travel

IPA Japan

To Download Registration Form

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On behalf of IPA Section UK, please find attached an invitation to their Caravan & Camping Group’s 2020 Rally. This event is one of IPA UK’s 2020 Iconic Events to mark the IPA’s 70th Anniversary. 

 

The event can be found on the IPA website here: https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/caravan-camping-groups-2020-rally/153019

5 Region - LINCOLNSHIRE - Friendship Weekend

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International Police Association Lincolnshire Branch, Region 5 FRIENDSHIP WEEKEND 5th - 8th June 2020

2020 is the 70th anniversary of the founding of this great organisation by Sergeant Arthur Troop from Lincolnshire and the founding branch are very proud to be hosting the 2020 National Council Meeting (NCM) in the historic city of Lincoln.

To run alongside the NCM the Lincolnshire branch of the IPA are considering hosting a friendship weekend. Planning is in the early stages and so we would appreciate expressions of interest by 31st July 2019 if you would consider attending this weekend. Lincoln is a fascinating, diverse city to visit, it is an ideal destination for a city break: offering an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat and drink. Please send expressions of interest to: lincolnshire@ipa-uk.org

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PROPOSED EVENTS: Friday An opportunity to visit Doddington Hall and Gardens, an English stately home to include a guided tour of the house and gardens.

Saturday Tours of Lincoln Castle and Cathedral to include a buffet lunch at the Lincoln Hotel followed by free time to discover historic uphill Lincoln.

Sunday A trip to the seaside! Tour of the historic Skegness Court House which will be dedicated as the ‘Arthur Troop’ Building. An exhibition of Lincolnshire Police history and an opportunity to meet operational police officers and staff who work in different areas of modern day policing. Free time to stroll along the seafront and have some fish ‘n’ chips or an ice cream or both! On the way back there may be an opportunity to stop off at Batemans Brewery for a tour and a taste of local ales.

The accommodation for this weekend will be at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotels, Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln, LN1 1YW where the NCM is also to be held. We have reserved some rooms here.

We are also looking at accommodation at The Lincoln Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, Eastgate, Lincoln, LN2 1PN

Please send expressions of interest to: lincolnshire@ipa-uk.org

The deadline is 31st July 2019

Chris Morgan, Secretary Lincolnshire Branch

IPA - Region 4 Gorj invites you to participate in  International Field Tennis Tournament - "Florin Mergea" Cup. Edition I.

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Details in attached material.

 

 

Regards,

Regional Executive Committee

IPA Region 4 GORJ

IPA Poland Event: 1st World Bench Press Championship

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On behalf of IPA Poland, members are invited to take part in the 1st World Bench Press Championships taking place from the 24th to 26th May in Wroclaw, Poland.

 

Further information can be found in the attached pdfs, and also on our website: https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/1st-world-bench-press-championships/152800

IPA Section UK – 2020 Iconic Event
Tayside Branch Ceilidh Weekend


Section UK, No 1 Region, Scotland, Tayside Branch are holding their annual Ceilidh
Friendship Weekend from Thursday, 30 January to Monday, 3 February 2020.
The weekend will take place at the Duke of Gordon Hotel, located in the heart of the
Scottish Highlands and the Cairngorm National Park: http://www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk/

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IPA SECTION UK – 2020 BRITISH ISLES CRUISE

ADVANCE BOOKING NOTIFICATION

 

 

The National Executive Committee of Section UK are very pleased to announce details of a British Isles cruise which will coincide with and compliment the 70th Anniversary celebrations being planned for our iconic National Council Meeting in Lincolnshire our founders birthplace.

 

The quintessentially British Cruise line Cunard have been selected as our chosen host for this memorable event which will take place aboard the Queen Victoria commencing on Sunday 7th June 2020 for 12 nights.

 

We already know many members of both Section UK and indeed all around the globe have registered an interest in being part of this event and have been keen to receive further detail.

 

A fantastic itinerary is planned and we hope we will be welcomed in a number of ports by other Sections or Regions of the IPA that we visit. We are promised a very special cruise with the opportunity to dine together and meet in an intimate and personal space for pre-dinner drinks. Cunard requires gentlemen to dress for dinner, so jacket needed and a dinner jacket for formal nights. A great opportunity to dress up.

The 7th IPA OPEN table tennis POLISH CHAMPIONSHIP

Radom, April 27th-28th,

 

ORGANIZATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

On behalf of IPA Japan, please find attached a flyer for their Friendship Week due to be held from the 7th to 14th April 2020. This date has been arranged to coincide with the Japanese cherry blossoms in full bloom.

 

Information can be found on IPA Japan’s website: http://www.ipa.gr.jp/en/

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Provisional Itinerary

TO ALL NATIONAL SECTIONS, PRESIDENTS, IEB & COMMISSION MEMBERS, EDITORS AND NEWSLETTER READERS,

 

On behalf of IPA France here are two reminders for their upcoming events:

 

  • A flyer for the French seminar ‘La radicalisation’ at Gimborn.

Details from the Gimborn programme: 19|13 (8.4.-12.4.)

La radicalisation: Phénomène sécuritaire d’ampleur en Europe. Comprendre et anticiper l’évolution de la radicalisation. Les individus utilisent aujourd’hui tous moyens de propagande à leur disposition pour se radicaliser et notamment les réseaux sociaux pour une radicalisation à grande vitesse (facebook, visionnage de

vidéos de l’EI, de scènes d’égorgement, de combats). Les lieux de radicalisation ont évolué. Le référent ou mentor religieux n’est plus nécessaire. Il s’agit d’une radicalisation individuelle. Tout l’espace

public est impacté (le domaine sportif, l’entreprise, la prison, la vie quotidienne etc…) Comment détecter cette nouvelle forme de radicalisation avant le passage à l’acte. Quels sont les moyens de prévention. 450 €|IPA Membre: 300 €

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Northern Ireland friendship week August 2020 PLUS Scotland friendship week

 

I am attaching a flier, you may be interested n joining us again for another week of fun and friendship.

We are entertaining our guests in Belfast City centre this time, Belfast has come on leaps and bounds and this will afford people the freedom to wander round the city. The Europa hotel is on of Belfast flagship hotels.

We have plans to visit the world famous Titanic exhibition centre, sightseeing in Belfast and the compulsory trip to Bushmills distillery on our itinerary. There is also a friendship week in Scotland the week following ours.It would be lovely to see you.

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In friendship

Mandy Kernohan

Chair

No2 Region, Northern Ireland

Section Uk

http://www.ipa-uk.org/News/1-region-20-in-2020-friendship-week/200777

On behalf of IPA Croatia, please find attached information on their VIII one-day Tournament of Precise Shooting, organised by the Split-Dalmatia Region.

 

The event will take place on May 9th at the shooting range in Stobreč.

For Information 

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IPA CANADA

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info@ipa-canada.org