International Youth Gathering 2019 Join us for 2 weeks in Croatia – the Land of Friendship!

06 Dec 2018

It is with great pleasure that IPA Section Croatia is organising next year’s International Youth Gathering 2019 from 3-17 August 2019.

We look forward very much to receiving applications from many IPA sections around the world. Every year young people from across the globe - children and grandchildren of IPA members, are invited to visit another country and participate in an unforgettable event  - the IPA's International Youth Gathering (IYG).a) superceded -  IYG 2019 logo (3)

For the participants it is an opportunity to experience travelling to another country and meeting people of a similar age from different cultures and backgrounds, whilst gaining a deeper knowledge of the history, social character, nature and family life of the hosting country.

Participation in the programme is open to the children or grandchildren of current IPA members. IYG participants must have reached their 16th birthday, but not have exceeded their 18th birthday at the start of the IYG.  There are a maximum of 50 spaces available, and sections are invited to send up to 2 applications which will be dealt with on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The IYG encourages young people irrespective of gender, race, language or religion to participate.

Here are a few highlights to look forward to during next year’s IYG:

PlitviceThe Pearl of the Adriatic - Dubrovnik, Lokrum Island sea kayaking, the Elaphites Islands cruise, the historical city of Šibenik, the unforgettable Plitvice Lakes National Park, the unique peninsula of Istria, the ancient city of Pula and the Brijuni Islands National Park, the adrenalin-packed Aquapark Istralandia, the city of Rijeka - European Capital of Culture 2020, Trsat Castle, the capital city of Croatia - Zagreb, Zagreb Zoo, Medvednica Nature Park, the award-winning Museum of Neanderthals in Krapina, Takošćan Castle, Tuhelj Thermal Water Park, plus a visit to the Maritime Police, the Special Police Counter-Terrorist Unit, the Croatian Police Academy, the Primorsko-Goranska Police Department, a gala dinner with entertainment and much more.

The full programme and registration details have been circulated to all national sections and is available to download on the dedicated IYG 2019 page of IPA Croatia’s website at, or alternatively at

Not sure whether to apply?

Why not have a look at what is on offer at 2019 !


You are welcome to join in an unforgettable IPA adventure travelling side by side with fellow young people from around the world in the land of friendship … Croatia!

Servo per Amikeco!

Miljenko Vidak, President IPA Croatia