IEB Meeting March 2020 held at IBZ Gimborn

17 Apr 2020

The first meeting of the International Executive Board of the IPA this year took place from 4-8 March 2020 at the picturesque IBZ castle Gimborn. Due to the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, IPA President Pierre-Martin Moulin was unfortunately unable to attend the meeting due to work commitments.  Furthermore, due to illness, the Chairperson of the Professional Commission, Demetris Demetriou, was also unable to participate.

In addition to the two-day IEB meeting, 15 new commission members had been invited to specify projects for the next 4 years, to write concepts and to plan their implementation. We would like to thank all commission members for their support in future IPA projects.

In a separate meeting, the internal auditors Nicole Kikcio and Fred Boyd teamed up with the Treasurer Finances, Mick Walsh, the former Treasurer Finances, Romain Miny, and me to check and approve the 2019 accounts. Many thanks again to Romain Miny and Wolfgang Gabrutsch for their excellent cash management in recent years.


As part of the accompanying programme, the new building of the District Police Authority Oberbergischer Kreis and the brewery ‘Gilden im Zims’ in Cologne were visited.

Many thanks to IBZ Gimborn, who have proven to be excellent hosts once more, and thank you to Michael O. A. Klapper, who kindly took the group photo of all of us shown on the front page of the IPA Newsletter.

Martin Hoffmann, Treasurer Social Affairs