Minutes of the OPEN EC meeting of IBSSA - ANNEX 3
and Executive Committee meeting of IBSSA
4th September 2009, 17.00
NH Hotel Brussels Airport / BELGIUM
Dr. Rony KLUGER (ISR) – General Secretary
Mr. Bogdan VUKOSAVLJEVIC (SVN) – Chairman of the Executive Committee
Mr. Krisztian ZERKOWITZ (BEL) – Country Representative for BELGIUM
Mr. Samuel GAUTIER (BEL) – Regional Representative for French Speaking part of Belgium
Dr. Miki VARGA (USA) – CEO of IBSSA USA Inc.
Dr. Frank PHILIPOOM (NED) – Country Representative for NETHERLANDS
Mr. Karl DELAGUERRA (USA) – Regional Representative for ARIZONA, USA
Mr. Zeev GEFEN (ISR) – Vice Chairman of the EC, Director of ICSI
Dr. Olivér RÓZSA (USA) – Member of the Audit Committee
Ms. Lia van der PLAAT (NED) – Office Manager of IBSSA Dutch Speaking Countries
Mr. Eddie STONE (GBR) – Honorary Member, Master Teacher
Mr. Ratko PANTOVIC (MNT)
Mr. Nino PANTOVIC (MNT)
Mr. Igor PEJOVIC (SRB) – Security expert, Director of VIP SL d.o.o.
Mr. Gyula SIRA (HUN)
Mr. János HÜLBER (AUT)
Dr. Cees de JONGH (NED)
Dr. Stefano Erasmo MERCURIO (ITA) – International Coordinator
Dr. Ugo GERVASI (SWI) – International Coordinator
Mr. Giovanni VALLERO (ITA)
Mrs. Anna POPPER (HUN) – Minutes-keeper, Chairman of Event Management and Protocol Department
The Executive Committee meeting was held like usually one day before the annual congress of IBSSA.
President Prof. George Popper welcomed the present members of the Executive Committee and also all other representatives, delegates of IBSSA. Prof. Popper expressed his gratitude to Mr. Krisztian Zerkowitz for hosting the 14th Congress of IBSSA and for the high level and extraordinary preparations.
The President opened the meeting and gave a short information about the development, the latest publications and news. Just to mention some of them:
- IBSSA Belgium executed an auspicious mission in Somalia
- the new Official Magazine of IBSSA for the year 2009 was completed just before the Congress and it can be downloaded from our Website: www.ibssa.org
Dr. Olivér Rózsa informed the present members about the Audit of IBSSA and proposed the adoption of this official report.
Dr. Frank Philipoom reported briefly about the activities of „IBSSA Netherlands” - one of the most active countries of our association. The detailed book about their last year's happenings and future events is available at the IBSSA HQ.
Mr. Bogdan Vukosavljevic – International Coordinator of IBSSA for Balkan Region – gave thorough information about the 1st Balkan Conference, which was a great success thanks to the common work of representatives and members in the region.
The Executive Committee made the following decisions:
1) The President’s report and all financial documents inclusive the Audit report were accepted and the EC will propose to the Congress to adopt them
2) The final congress agenda was discussed and agreed
3) Information about a new candidate for organising the forthcoming Congress in 2010 was accepted and the EC proposes for the congress to adoption
4) It was agreed that the Education and Qualification Department – as most members are present – will have an official meeting during the Congress on teaching matters, certificates, standards and difficulties
5) The President gave information about the planned award ceremony and future events
6) The 2nd Balkan Conference will be held between 24 - 25th October 2009 in Banja Luka
7) As there was no other remark the meeting was closed at 7:30 pm.
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Report about the IBSSA Balkan and European Special Conference on Education, Human Trafficking and Terrorism
The European Centre for Peace and Development (ECPD) in Belgrade, Serbia is the sole University, which was established by a UN resolution, and has extraterritorial diplomatic status – recognised worldwide. Dr. Bogdan Vukosavljevic, member of the IBSSA Executive Committee, Docent of the Field Security and Terrorism at the University, hosted the meeting in this prestigious Institute. Participants of the Conference: Prof. dr. Ljubiša Adamović Prof. dr. George Popper IBSSA (Hungary) H.E. Prof. dr. Djordje Lopčić ECPD Mr. Miklos Andrási IBSSA (Hungary) Mr Boris Vukosavljević SEBA (Slovenia) Mr. Attila Farkas SEBA (Hungary) Mr. Orlando Mardner IBSSA, SEBA (UK / Jamaica) Mr. Igor Bralo IBSSA, SEBA (Holland) Mr. Zijad Poljo IBSSA (Germany) Mr. Dalibor Višić IBSSA (Germany) Mr. Zoran Stanišljević SEBA (Bosnia-Herzegovina) Mr. Ilias Kontis IBSSA, SEBA (Greece) Dr. Bogdan Vukosavljević IBSSA, SEBA (Serbia) Mr. Rade Marković IBSSA (Serbia) Mr. Zeljko Gajic IBSSA (Serbia) Mr. Strahinja Lazarevic (Serbia) Mr. Vojislav Milošević (Serbia) Prof. Dr. Vladimir Jorga (Serbia) – President of the European Traditional Karate Federation
Executive Protection is perceived very exciting, not for the faint hearted, full of thrills and all the action one would expect from a Tom Cruise movie, but nothing could be further from the truth, since it is demanded of EPs to be at the job 120% (they’re there before the principal, and leave after he has left), long hours and very little shut-eye, did we mention a very high risk environment? EPs are all that stand between threats and their principal most of the time.
The lack of a standard in the industry has led to a very poor image of EPs, and the proliferation of Mikey Mouse (Rambo) companies that promise to have Super Men at the service of their protected, which turn out to be nothing more than a great show.
Members of the IBSSA Anti-Human Trafficking Project (AHTP), under the direction of Mr. Fernando Figueroa – Bureau Chief in the Dominican Republic, conduct a community outreach program in the village of Batey La Canada, a suburb of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.