International Youth Gatherings (IYG)

Our popular International Youth Gatherings are a chance for the children or grandchildren of IPA members to take part in an action-packed 2-week programme.

Hosted annually by a different IPA section, around fifty 16-17 year olds are invited to participate and enjoy various activities to encourage an ‘international spirit’, and often strong, long-lasting friendships are formed.

Past IYG's have included activities such as:

  • Visits to theme parks
  • City tours
  • Boat trips
  • Activities such as paintballing, raft building and kayaking
  • Safaris
  • Trips to famous sports venues
  • Visits to the local police facilities

Recent IYG’s have taken place in Croatia, UK, South Africa, France and Spain.

The next IYG’s will take place in Czech Republic & Slovakia in 2020, and Austria in 2021.

IYG 2020 documents are now available to download!

We are pleased to announce that the documents for the 2020 IYG are now available to download, and the application period is now open. Please find below all of the aforementioned documents, including the application form, a detailed programme, and obligations & parental consent. Also accompanied by these documents, IPA Czech Republic & Slovakia have produced a video showcasing some of the attractions that participants will visit throughout the trip.

IYG 2020 Czech Republic & Slovakia - Application Form

IYG 2020 Czech Republic & Slovakia - Programme

IYG 2020 Czech Republic & Slovakia - Obligations & parental consent

Below are some impressions from previous International Youth Gatherings, held on 4 different continents!