27th Meeting of Mediterranean IPA Sections in Ohrid: A Report by IEB Member Kyriakos Karkalis

16 Jul 2022

 The 27th Meeting of Mediterranean Sections was held with great success from 16-19 June 2022 in the idyllic setting of Lake Ohrid in Northern Macedonia.

Delegations from 16 countries participated: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Malta, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, plus Austria as an invited section.


The founder and President of the Organisation for Human Rights Defence - OADO, Florentin Scaletchi, was invited as well.

med4I had the great honour of chairing the meeting, and I thank the delegates sincerely for their unanimous vote in this respect.

In addition, my colleague Mr. Martin Hoffman and I represented the IEB, and conveyed the greetings and wishes of the members of the International Board to the meeting’s participants.

The Mediterranean Sections’ meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere, in accordance with the principles and values of our Association.

Fellow Officers and members of the IPA made an extremely interesting presentation of professional interest.

While attending the event, a meeting of the members of the IPA Socio-Cultural Commission (SCC) was also held, following an invitation by the organisers of the Mediterranean Meeting, Section IPA North Macedonia.

As SCC Chairperson, I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks for this opportunity.

The following commission members participated: Eran Israel, Christos Parginos, Zdravko Duric, Kikis Perikleous and I.

During the SCC meeting, the work of the commission was reviewed, and future actions were planned. I thank all SCC commission members who were able to participate from the bottom of my heart for their presence, hard work and creative ideas.

Last, but not least, I would like to highlight that the organising section IPA North Macedonia took great care to ensure that the Mediterranean Sections’ meeting was an unforgettable occasion, with wonderful excursions to the uniquely beautiful landscape, nights with music and impeccable hospitality from all sides.

Many thanks to the President of IPA North Macedonia, Mr. Robertino Aceski and his wonderful team, for the perfect organisation.

We all left with the wish to ‘See you again soon’!

Servo per Amikeco,

Kyriakos Karkalis, IPA Vice President & Chairperson Socio-Cult. Commission