International Youth Gatherings (IYG)

Our popular International Youth Gatherings are a chance for the children or grandchildren of IPA members to take part in an action-packed 2-week programme.

Hosted annually by a different IPA section, around fifty 16-17 year olds are invited to participate and enjoy various activities to encourage an ‘international spirit’, and often strong, long-lasting friendships are formed.

Past IYG's have included activities such as:

  • Visits to theme parks
  • City tours
  • Boat trips
  • Activities such as paintballing, raft building and kayaking
  • Safaris
  • Trips to famous sports venues
  • Visits to the local police facilities

Recent IYG’s have taken place in the UK, South Africa, France and Spain.

The next IYG’s will take place in Croatia in 2019 and Austria in 2020.

Here are some impressions from previous International Youth Gatherings, held on 4 different continents: