IPA Spain invite you to the 65th IPA World Congress and Friendship Week 2022!

11 Apr 2022

Dear IPA friends,

On behalf of the Organising Committee and all members of IPA Section Spain, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 65th IPA World Congress (WC) followed by the Friendship Week (Barcelona & Madrid).

Covid-19 forced us to cancel the organisation of the WC during the years 2020 and 2021. As a result of the pandemic, many people around the world have died or are still under the effects of the disease, some of them colleagues and family members. Our most affectionate thoughts are with all of them.

The IPA World Congress will be held from 4-9 October 2022, followed by the IPA Friendship Week from 9-16 October 2022. All information related to both events can be found directly on our website at https://ipa-65th-world-congress.org/.

IPA Spain was founded on 15 May 1961, at the general meeting of members that took place in the Municipal Police School of Barcelona. This was followed by our section’s affiliation on 11 September 1961, in Stuttgart during the III IPA World Congress.

We have worked very hard to find a place where we can celebrate our World Congress with the best conditions and prices, and we have made a huge effort to maintain the same prices as two years ago, to encourage the personal encounter between all of us during the World Congress and the Friendship Week. We decided on Lloret de Mar as a location, as it is interesting from a tourist point of view.783 wc1

The venue we have chosen is the Olympic Congress Centre, which is part of the EVENIA Olympic Resort composed of 4-star hotels and a congress centre (auditorium), located in the heart of the Costa Brava, in a residential area of Lloret de Mar (1000m from the beach, 12 minutes’ walk).

We know from experience that the working days at the congress are very hard, and for this reason we have made every effort and put special interest into the social programme. It will be exciting for all, delegates, observers and visitors. During the World Congress, you will have the opportunity to spend a fun evening with a dinner-show in a themed restaurant.

We will visit Barcelona, take a sightseeing excursion and a skyline tour by boat. Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, always following and leading the latest international trends, which becomes evident in particular if you look at its architecture.

wc2For those of you who want to take part in the Friendship Week after the World Congress, I assure you it will be amazing. Colleagues from IPA Madrid and the IPA Catalunya region have prepared a programme that you will not forget for years to come. You will be accompanied 24/7 by members of the organising committee.

We will visit Barcelona and Madrid, take a ZIP train to climb to the top of the Holy Mountain of Montserrat, visit the interior of the Sagrada Familia, and also take a tour in a small train to one of the largest ‘cava’ factories in the world.

We will visit ‘The Madrid of the Austrias’ which is the name given to one the most touristic areas in the centre of Madrid, located between the Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace and where some of the most important monuments of Madrid are concentrated. It is named for having been built, mostly, during the reign of the Habsburg dynasty.The transfer to Madrid will be on the high-speed train ‘AVE’, a great experience! Colleagues from IPA Madrid will be waiting for us and show us the capital of Spain, full of historical monuments and unique places.

We will also visit other cities, such as:  Toledo, Avila and, if we have enough time, the unique and magnificent Aqueduct of Segovia, one of the most amazing masterpieces from Roman times.

The National Executive Committee of IPA Spain has taken the decision to hold its general assembly during the weekend coinciding with the World Congress.In Toledo we will take a half-day guided tour to visit this monumental World Heritage city, the capital of the Spanish Empire under Carlos V. The visit to the medieval city of Avila will impress you, due to its magnificent city walls. We will also visit the National Police Academy (CNP).

All that now remains, is for you to encourage yourselves and complete your registration for these events in the form provided on the website, as soon as possible.

Website:         https://ipa-65th-world-congress.org/

Email:             booking@ipa-65th-world-congress.org

We are waiting for you with open arms!

Servo per Amikeco,

Arturo Salinas Marin, President IPA Spain