IPA Montenegro organise conference on ‘Police and Covid-19’

28 Jul 2021

Section Montenegro organised an international conference entitled “Police and Covid-19” from 4-6 June 2021 in Čanj, Montenegro. The conference was attended by around 60 members from eight IPA Sections: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Russia, the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Poland, Section in Foundation Albania, and Montenegro.

Each delegation held a short presentation on the challenges the police and IPA sections faced during the pandemic, ways of overcoming these, as well as on donations and support that IPA Sections offered during this period. Participants exchanged their experiences and contacts, both during the conference and on a short boat cruise and dinner party. At the end of the conference, the participants were given a presentation on an online course in response to Covid-19 at the points of entry into countries, prepared by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), which will be forwarded to all participants and members of IPA sections.


After the conference, Section Montenegro signed an Agreement of Cooperation with the representatives of the hotel Montenegro in Čanj (http://hotelmontenegrocanj.me). A similar agreement has been signed with the representatives of Hotel Adonis from Zlatibor, Republic of Serbia (https://adonis-resort.com), which will also offer discounts to all IPA members.

One of the conclusions at the Conference was that regardless of how hard the pandemic has challenged police officers as well as IPA members, and considering that it will undoubtedly continue to make living and working conditions harder, solidarity and responsibility of policemen and -women is vital in order to overcome similar situations. 

The conference was also an opportunity for Section North Macedonia to announce the Mediterranean Conference to be held online on 18 June 2021. 

Hoping that the Covid-19 pandemic will soon pass, this conference has marked the beginning of new gatherings and the continuation of friendship. 



Vojislav Dragović, President IPA Montenegro