Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am pleased to confirm the dates for the 28th IFMS Congress. As proposed, the Congress will be held in Gorizia from 4 to 6 September 2013.

According to the tentative schedule prepared in agreement with our friends from Slovenia, a memorial ceremony will be organised on Thursday, 5 September. The theme of the Congress will be "Mountain Soldiers for Unity and Peace in the World".

The delegates are expected to arrive in Gorizia on Tuesday, 3 September, by 16.00 and depart on Saturday, 7 September, in the morning.

Due to a limited number of rooms, we kindly ask you to provide the number of participants no later than 30 June, so the schedule of the congress could be specified in detail.

The Congress fee for each participant is €320 for accommodation in a double room, and €350 for a single room.

The payments should be made to the following account:

Banca Intesa San Paolo - Agency 1877 - Corso Garibaldi 86 MILANO

IBAN: IT51 N030 6909 4411 0000 0010 452


Please indicate the full name and the national federation of the participant, 28th IFMS Congress.

A detailed program and the agenda of the Congress will be sent subsequently in July.

I look forward to your confirmation.

Yours sincerely,

President of the IFMS Commission 
Cavaliere Ufficiale Renato Cisilin

XXVIII. IFMS Congress in 2013

Dear mountain soldiers!

Following the decision taken at the XXVII IFMS Congress held in Spain, the 2013 IFMS Congress will be, for the first time in history, jointly organized by two IFMS members - the Italian Alpini Association (A.N.A.) and the Slovenian Organization of Mountain Soldiers (ZVGS). The key organizer of this event will be the Italian organization of mountain soldiers. 

So far, representatives of the A.N.A. and the Slovenian Organization of Mountain Soldiers involved in the organization of the XXVIII IFMS Congress have met twice, namely on 23 October in Gorizia and on 28 November in Kobarid.
The next IFMS congress will be held between 3 and 7 September 2013 in Gorizia. Generally assembly will be hosted by Italy though the Executive Comitee will be hosted by Slovenia. Also for the first time, the congress will be merged with the IFMS Days, which will take place on 5 September 2013, and will include activities in the Soča Valley, more precisely in the area between the town of Kobarid and the settlement Log pod Mangartom.
After the meeting held on 28 November 2012, representatives of the A.N.A., Renato Cisilin (A.N.A. Secretary for the IFMS) and Danilo Perosa (President of the A.N.A. Udine Section) and two members of the Slovenian Organisation of Mountain Soldiers, President Janez Kavar and Vice-President Fedja Vraničar, as well as IFMS Secretary, Colonel Boštjan Blaznik, were received by the Mayor of Kobarid, Darja Hauptman. On this occasion, the Mayor was informed with the framework programme of the Congress and the activities planned to take place in the Soča Valley.

A detailed programme of the Congress and an invitation will be sent to all national organisations of mountain soldiers by the end of April.