Dear IAATI members,
IAATI has had an European Branch for more than 35 years, which was registered in Belgium. According to the latest IAATI membership files, this Branch had 227 registered International IAATI members.
As you know the IAATI-European Branch was discontinued in November 2021, which means that now IAATI has no Branch in Europe.
Because of that IAATI International started a survey “How to stay by IAATI” in January 2022. The feedback was very positive. Although the survey date has not expired yet, already 60% of the former European IAATI members have indicated that they want to continue their IAATI membership and that they want to contribute to set up a new IAATI Branch in Europe. You are one of those members and, although there is no European IAATI Branch for the moment, you are still an IAATI International member.
Because of the positive result of the survey a working group has been set up with the aim of the restart of an IAATI Branch in Europe in 2022.
Currently this working group consists of the following persons: Ron Vermeulen (private), Jari Tiainen (Law Enforcement), Renato Schipani (Law Enforcement) and Hans Kooijman (private). Where necessary this working group will contact members for assistance.
The working group made a roadmap with actions for 2022. This roadmap is attached. For the members the kick-off will start May 11, 2022 with a Zoom-training webinar. During this 2-hour webinar there will be two 35 minutes training sessions and information from the working group about the developments of the set-up of the new IAATI Branch in Europe.
More detailed information will follow as soon as possible.
A seminar is scheduled for Q4-2022. Details of the seminar, like the venue, dates and seminar fee are not yet known. We have some ideas about the venue, program and speakers but you may have ideas as well and if so, please send your idea(‘s) to Hans Kooijman.
Very soon some members will receive an email in which they will be asked to assist with the organization of the seminar. (Find the venue, the right dates, set the seminar fee, find good speakers, and so on).
We hope a complete board can be presented to you during that seminar. Of course, it’s up to the attending members to accept or not accept that board suggestion by voting.
At the moment we don’t have an IAATI Europe website. However, there is much information available on the IAATI International Website – WWW.IAATI.ORG.
On that website there is a possibility to put information and articles on the European page, which we will do. We strongly advise you to visit the IAATI website regularly. If you have something to put on that website, contact Hans Kooijman.
For the moment this is the information we can share with you.
We want to keep everything orderly and that’s why we kindly ask you that.
If you have any questions, ideas, comments or remarks please only contact Hans Kooijman. You can reach Hans by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: +31653210071. Hans will collect, archive and share all you send and share that information with the working group.
We will regularly keep you posted.