Every year young people from around the world, children and grandchildren of IPA members of IPA members, are invited to visit another country and participate in an event that many will never forget - the IPA's International Youth Gathering (IYG).
For the participants it is an opportunity to experience travel to another country and to meet people of a similar age from different cultures and backgrounds whilst gaining a deeper knowledge of the history, social character, nature and family life of the hosting country.
The International Youth Gathering programme conforms to the international spirit and aims of the International Police Association.
Participation in the programme is open to the children or grandchildren of current IPA members. IYG participants must have reached 15 years but not have exceeded 18 years at the start of the IYG - this is to make it easier for the Organising Section to produce an interesting and instructive programme for participants of a similar age group.Young people at an IYG will be permitted without distinction as to sex, race, colour, language or religion.