INTERNATIONAL MARITIME CONFEDERATION

The IMC is the umbrella association of maritime organizations and marine societies on the European level.

In 1967 the Deutsche Marinebund (DMB) in cooperation with its French partner association Fédération des Associations de Marins et de Marins Anciens Combattants (F.A.M.M.A.C.) founded a joint organization.

This became the starting point for the IMC, whose statutes were put into force in 1972 within the framework of the DMB delegate meeting. Founding members were maritime associations and societies from Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany. In subsequent years Great Britain (Royal Naval Association) and Italy (Associazone Nationale Marinai d'Italia), joined the Federation. For every nation only one organization can join the association.

Since its foundation the federation has developed a number of different activities. Among them are the annual IMC conferences. The 38th conference will be held this year in the Netherlands. Larger numbers of participants are drawn by the international IMC conventions, which so far have been taking place every third year.

The presidency of the Federation changes every 3 years. Initially, the presidency was occupied by France. In November 2014, the Presidency of the FEDERATION OF ASSOCIATIONS DE MARINS ET DE MARINS ANCIENS combattants (FAMMAC) was transferred. The duties currently chaired by the President of FAMMAC, Jean-Marc Schindler.

Purpose and Functions

Purpose of the Federation is the joint furthering of maritime understanding and the promotion of maritime ideas on the basis of international cooperation.

OBJECTIVES

Our objectives are:

- to establish contacts and intensify existing connections between organzations and their subdivisions with the general intention of promoting trust and friendship

- to influence the public and foster consciousness of maritime issues,

- to intensify discussions on the necessity of maritime safety,

- to introduce the younger generation to maritime issues, especially with respect to economic and human components, and

- to maintain valued maritime traditions.

Purpose and Functions

Purpose of the Federation is the joint furthering of maritime understanding and the promotion of maritime ideas on the basis of international cooperation.

ACTIVITIES

Youth / International Sailing Camp:

In 2013, the event will take place from 22 to 31 July in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany. Under the auspices of the IMC the Deutsche Marinebund will organize the international sailing camp for young people between the ages of 15 and 18.

Besides many water sports activities the program also offers cultural events and meetings. The sailing camp is sponsored by the IMC so that participants have to pay only a small fee.

The registration form will be available as a download in due course.

In 2012 IMC’s international youth sailing camp was organized by the Belgian organization Association Nationale des Anciens de la Force Navale / Nationale Vereniging Oudgedienden Van de Zeemacht V.Z.W. (ANAFN/NVOZM) in the region of Bruges.

In July, numerous young people from the member states enjoyed nine eventful days on the Belgian North Sea coast. In the previous year, the Austrian tourist region Traunsee hosted the camp.

In 2013, the event will take place from 22 to 31 July in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany. Under the auspices of the IMC the Deutsche Marinebund will organize the international sailing camp for young people between the ages of 15 and 18.

Besides many water sports activities the program also offers cultural events and meetings. The sailing camp is sponsored by the IMC so that participants have to pay only a small fee.

IMC MEMBERS

Belgium

Belgium

Association Nationale des Anciens de la Force

Navale (ANAFN/NVOZM)

www.mil.be
Germany

Germany

Deutscher Marinebund (DMB)

www.deutscher-marinebund.de
France

France

Fédération des Associations de Marins et de

Marins Anciens Combattants (F.A.M.M.A.C.)

www.fammac.com
Great Britain

Great Britain

Royal Naval Association (RNA)

www.royal-naval-association.co.uk
Italy

Italy

Associazone Nationale Marinai d'Italia (ANMI)

www.marinaiditalia.com
Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Bulgarian Naval Confederation (BNC)

bnc.staff@mail.bg
Austria

Austria

Österreichischer Marineverband (ÖMV)

www.marineverband.at

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