ICA and IRU Hold Historic Joint Seminar in Prague

ICA News: Issue No 6/1994

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ICA AND IRU HOLD HISTORIC JOINT SEMINAR IN PRAGUE

The ICA and the International Raiffeisen Union joined forces in
Prague on October 27th to organise a joint seminar for their Board
members and other participants in the ICA European Regional Assembly.

Some 80 co-operative leaders took part in the seminar on current
developments in Eastern and Central Europe, which featured
presentations by IRU President Otto Baron van Verschuer, ICA
President Lars Marcus, Joerg Brixner of Germany, and Ota Karen of the
Czech Republic.  A panel session, led by Dr. Hans-H. Muenkner,
included presentations from Jens Heiser of Germany, Pancho Ivanov of
Bulgaria, and Gabor Horvath of Hungary.

Both presidents noted in their opening remarks that their member
organisations, many of which belong to both, increasingly expect ICA
and IRU to find ways to work together and thereby strengthen the
impact of their work.  They indicated that plans are underway for
these joint efforts to continue in the future.