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International Commissioners Forum 2012

6 December 2012 - 9 December 2012


The aim of the forum is to provide a venue for International Commissioners to share and gain information on the important roles they play in the life of their associations.

The theme of the Forum

This will be developed in later postings but “Making the Connections” can have a very wide application – with other ICs, with social media, with money, with all our work, with those having experience, with new ideas ……


For a new IC:

  • to understand what the Regions and other NSOs/MOs expect from ICs
  • to understand more about the Regions
  • to exchange experiences
  • to learn from other, more experienced, ICs
  • to get to know other ICs and start forming a network
  • to get an introduction into the European Conferences
  • to get an idea about the things which are important for experienced ICs (see below)

For an experienced IC:

  • to enlarge the network
  • to share best practices on:

– how to introduce topics from the   Regions/World level into the NSO/MO
– how to introduce international topics into the programme of the NSO/MO
– how to organise international work (how to work with an international team, how to divide the work etc.)
– how to prepare units going abroad etc.

  • to take an active role in the work of the Regions (by inputting preparations for the conferences, evaluating work done
  • be aware of the political issues in the Regions and at World level and to actively contribute to policy and representation issues

For the Regions:

  • To get feedback from the ICs
  • To involve ICs in the work of the regions
  • To “promote” the regions, their work and joint work
  • To consult on the current regional plan and future developments
  • International Commissioners
  • Members of International Teams (with the agreement of the relevant International Commissioner)
  • Able to communicate well in English and/or in French

Participants profile

  • International Commissioners
  • Members of International Teams (with the agreement of the relevant International Commissioner)
  • Able to communicate well in English and/or in French


The forum will be held from 6 to 9 December. Participants should arrive in time to start the programme at 09.00 on Friday 7 December.

Accommodation will be arranged from Thursday till Sunday inclusive and meals will commence with breakfast on Friday.
Departures should be planned for after 12.30 on Sunday, 9 December.


The forum will be held in English with assisted interpretation from English to French during sessions. During working groups the interpretation service will be limited and assistance from participants may be required.

Working methods

Guiding and Scouting methods will be used during the forum. This includes learning by doing, working in small groups, exercises, plenary and informal discussion.

There will be ample opportunities for informal networking.

Participants are encouraged to actively participate in offering a topic to share with others. Additional information on the programme will be provided in further communications.

Participation fee

The forum is a self-financed event. Participants who have difficulties with the fee and travelling costs should contact either Regional Office to request information on the possibility of financial assistance from the Regions.

The participation fee relates to the kind of accommodation required, with a standard fee based on two people sharing a room.

  • Standard participation fee (a bed in twin room): EUR 250.
  • Participation fee in a single room: EUR 325.

Applications submitted after the deadline (15 November) will be subject of an additional charge of EUR 50.


Invitation (EnglishFrench)
On-line registration form (EnglishFrench)
Application Form (to be used in case it is not possible to complete the online form (EnglishFrench)


6 December 2012
9 December 2012
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