Ipce's Newsletters and Meetings - Overview
In this overview, you will see the content all Ipce's Newsletters, especially the reports about the 23 Ipce Meetings. By following the blue bold fonts, you will have an overview of the history of Ipce.
The Paper Newsletters
 - # 1 - Year 1, Autumn 1989
The first Newsletter is actually the report of the third Ipce Meeting in July 1989, Amsterdam. Here before, there have been two meetings, 1987 & 1988 (not reported), meant as preparations to the annual ILGA (International Gay & Lesbian Association) Meetings. After the expelling of NAMBLA from ILGA, Ipce continued its meetings as an independent organization, then being a meeting of delegates from then about 30 national or local organizations and some individuals.
In Amsterdam, reports from the countries were followed by a brainstorm session and some presentations of researchers. Reports thereabout and about other projects are added to the Newsletter: Sandfort, Baurmann, Lautmann.
 - # 2 - Year 1, Spring 1990
This Newsletter was meant to be ready for the next ILGA Meeting 1990. Several national organizations and individuals had sent reports: news, activities, research. A long report of the 9th ILGA Conference in Köln, 1987 is given. The same about the 10th ILGA Conference in Oslo, 1988, as well a the 11th ILGA Conference in Vienna, 1989 and the European Regional ILGA Conference in Athens, 1989. In 38 pages, we read reports, minutes of workshops, and recommendations, most of the about Children and Sexuality.
 -# 2 - Year 2, Autumn 1990
Here we read the minutes of Ipce's 4th Meeting in Amsterdam, July 1990. Delegates from 12 organizations were gathered. They reported and discussed, among others about a (better) organization of Ipce itself, as well of its aims and priorities. A report is given about the 12th ILGA Conference in Stockholm, July 1990. A short research report (Lautmann) and some news items followed.
 - # 1 - Year 3, Spring 1991
This thin Newsletter only mentions the next Ipce Meeting and gives some news items.
 - # 2 - Year 3, Summer 1991
Here we see an invitation or the 5the Ipce Meeting in Haarlem, The Netherlands, August 1991. This is followed by an article of [late] Edward Brongersma and two essays about the concept 'pedophilia' as it is defined and interpreted in quite different ways with clearly different views on the background.
 - # 1 - Year 4, Spring 1992
Before the 5th IPCE meeting in 1991, the Association Martijn, The Netherlands, was the Secretary of IPCE, and so the editor of the Newsletter. From then on, the a Workgroup of the NVSH, the Dutch Association for Sexual Reform, was the Secretary, in the person of Frans, who has been the secretary and editor until now, now you read the 30th Electronic Newsletter in 2011.
This 48-page Newsletter gives the minutes of the 5th Ipce Meeting in Haarlem, The Netherlands, August 1991 - the minutes, made by a USA member, located the meeting in Amsterdam; actually, it was nearby Amsterdam, in Haarlem. I remember this as a meeting of about 80 people. We read reports from several countries, among others New Zealand, Canada, Spain, Sweden and Italy, and organizations, as well as several papers, reports from other countries, essays, Australia, Israel, Austria, and a literature list, followed by a lot of papers from Germany and its several local groups, all written and edited in German.
 - # 2 - Year 4, Summer 1992
The Newsletter presents some questions and answers about IPCE, and short reports from several countries, Brasil, Russia, Estonia, Hungary, Tsjecho-Slowakia, Spain, Finland, and especially Quebec, Canada en from NAMBLA, USA, including 'Recommended Readings' and a long list of publications from the latter.
We also see the first list of the IPCE Documentation Service, a selection from the same service of the Dutch group LWGP, part of NVSH. Until 2010, these lists will end Ipce's Newsletters.
 - # 1 - year 5, winter 1993
Here we find for the first time a financial report of IPCE. Sending thick paper Newsletters all over the world had its costs. Then we see the report of the 6th Ipce Meeting in Amsterdam, July 1992, written by a NAMBLA reporter and published in its Bulletin. About 40 people joined the meeting.
Many topics were discussed in this three-day conference, among others the influence of the media, fear and demonization of sex, new publications, censorship and harassment, laws, sexology, gay movement, demonization of sexually active children and adolescents, rhetoric, the 'sex abuse industry' - and more.
From several countries was reported, while other reports are sent and published afterwards in the same Newsletter. Verbal reports came from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France, Denmark, Germany, Austria, the UK and the Netherlands. The 54-page newsletter continues with reports from, among others, the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Spain, Guatemala and several reports auf Deutsch from Germany's local groups.
 - # 2 - year 5, summer 1993
This 43-page Newsletter gives the papers for the next Ipce Meeting, partly being, or followed by, reports or letters from Estonia, Russia, new Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Germany (auf Deutsch), Denmark, France (partly en français), Thailand, Italia, Canada, USA and the Netherlands.
The themes of the next Meeting are prepared by papers about ethics, the mass media, Eastern Europe (after 1989!).
 - # 1 - Year 6, winter 1994
Again, a financial report is given in this 61-page Newsletter, followed by the reports of the 7th Ipce Meeting, Copenhagen, July 1993.
As usual, reports from the eleven countries of the participants were given, now also Poland, and Russia. One of the themes was how to act, now the borders to the former communist states are open. The Newsletter publishes several reports and letters, among others from Germany (auf Deutsch) and France and Japan (en français).
Another theme was how to act with the mass media. Experience learned - then - that openness to the public media was the best way to act, even as it did not change the public opinion.
A third theme was: ethics, discussed in three discussion groups.
The first group formulated a basic rule: "Be sensitive for the needs of others".
In the second group, four basic rules are formulated.
The third group accepted as a basic rule:
The plenary session accepted the conclusion of the three groups. The word "care" (second group, rule 1) should be interpreted as tender loving care. An important differentiation should be made between consensual and non-consensual contacts. Several participants pointed to the quite different culture and its rules in the different countries. Be aware of your factual and actual social environment.
Then, a paper about ethics from the Danish participants was discussed. This lead to a second version, the next plenary discussion to a third version, which is published in this Newsletter on page 15 and further. The reversed criteria are:
Four primary criteria
These criteria are followed by 11 'possible reflections adults might make on child-adult sex and power differences'. See page 15 and 16 on < http://www.ipce.info/node/99 >.
The Newsletter continued with several papers about a conflict between ILGA and its members NAMBLA (USA) and Martijn (The Netherlands). This conflict is never resolved: both organizations are later expelled from ILGA.
 - # 1 - Year 7, Spring 1995
This Newsletter opens with the report of the 8th Ipce Meeting, July 1994, Amsterdam.
As usual, the meeting started with reports from the countries and organizations, now USA, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France, Poland, Italy, Spain, Czech Replubic, Germany, New Zealand, Greece and the Netherlands. There was a written report from the Canary Islands.
A first problem spoken about was child prostitution in countries as Thailand. Prostitution as such was condemned, but politicians must have an eye for the intense poverty of families in such countries, one of the sources of the child prostitution there.
Ethics and morals was the next subject.
All participating organizations were asked to discuss the papers mentioned here above in Newsletter , 1994. It appeared that only a Dutch group had done this and could report about it.
In general, the papers are seen as a good start, but with several unclear passages and terms, and more a list of targets than a list of usable criteria: "Only saints can perform this". Not usable for jurists, politicians or the general public. The papers are good to start an internal discussion, not yet for a public discussion. The 'targets' and 'questions' should be reformulated into 'criteria'.
In the discussion, most participants agreed with this view. More difference should be along the line of the age of the child. And the 'criteria' should be usable as 'guidelines'.
Followed some presentations, one by Don Mader, another by the Dutch group, named "Two different worlds", referring to the discourse of 'the sexual abuse of children' and the 'positively experienced ... contacts ...'.
A part of the meeting, and thus of the Newsletter, was devoted to the internal Ipce regulations as name, membership, admission to the meetings, voting rights, financial dues, the Newsletter, the task of the Secretary, the languages, and more.
The next section of this Newsletter presented several papers about the conflict between ILGA and three 'pedophilia-minded' organizations, NAMBLA (USA), Martijn (the Netherlands) and BVH/VSG, two gay groups in Germany. The papers are partly in German. Now, expelling from ILGA was a fact.
A mix of news, book reviews, parts of books, and Nouvelles de France, as well as the next Documentation Service List, concluded the 62 pages of this Newsletter.
 - # 1 - Year 8, Summer 1996
This Newsletter opens with the conference papers for the next Ipce Meeting in Copenhagen, followed by the report of the 9th Ipce Meeting in Amsterdam, summer 1995.
First we had the reports from the countries: Greece, Denmark, New Zealand, US, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, the latter presenting the about twenty local groups or national organizations in this field.
The first theme was 'How to survive' as a group and as individuals.
The next strategies are mentioned: diversity, flexibility, responsibility, self-confidence, use of publicity and openness where this is still possible.
The second theme was 'Ethics, morals and distinctions'.
The main concept
discussed was 'consent' - not to be seen as a simple yes or no,
but rather as an interpersonal process, not free from the social
context, which quite differs by culture, country and era. You have to
know the reasons, consciousness, motives and feelings behind a yes or
no. Note, that is most cultures nowadays nearly nobody will really
listen to the child.
The third theme was 'Religion and inter-generational relationships',
introduced by Reverend Don Mader, who gave us an overview of literature and practice in several religious communities. Don is a volunteer in a Rotterdam church, lead by Reverend Hans Visser, who actively helps many minority groups, as drug users and people with pedophilic feelings.
Churches and other religious communities, and their sacred texts are, seen over ages, very different is sexual matters. The oldest ones have had more freedom, until - among other influences - Platonism and neo-Platonism preached a more strict moral in cases of the body and sexuality. Fundamentalism and strict rules are lively still today, but their are also communities that are more open for the human side of the human being. Sometimes, the old spirit is discovered again.
The fourth theme was: 'Intergenerational intimacy and working with children'.
Introductions were given by a child care worker and by me, Frans, about my research project about handling conflicts so that the worker can create and maintain a child-loving atmosphere in which affection can be given. Neither 'controlling the behavior', nor 'avoiding the conflict' can result in such an atmosphere, only 'meeting the person' can do this. It is the art of this profession, child care worker, to avoid and prevent sexuality, but to create and maintain all other kinds of affection and intimacy the children need.
Also the internal organization of Ipce was subject of discussion and decisions. The proposals of the year before were, some more or less changed, changed into decisions about membership, voting rights, admission, and more. Some of the proposals were moved on to the next meeting.
The next section of this Newsletter gives a variety of articles, partly written by Ipce members. One of the articles came from a group in Quebec, Canada, with schemes and lists about Trois niveaux de confrontation idéologique / Pedophilia and three ideological perspectives, partly in French, partly in English: Traditionalism, and two kinds of Neutral modernism. Articles in German and some various contributions ended, with the Documentation Service List, this 64-page Newsletter - the last paper version.
The electronic Newsletters
In 1995, still was said the Ipce had not to be mentioned on the Internet, this opinion changed. In 1997, the first electronic Newsletter was sent, still only to the members, by e-mail, on diskette, and still on paper. Since the Meeting in 1998 had taken important decisions, from 1999 Ipce opened its website on line, and made the Newsletters, thus also the reports of the meetings, publicly available, starting with Newsletter E(lectronic) # 1. Because these Newsletters now are easily to find on the Ipce website, the description may be short. More attention is given to the annual meetings, because they reflect the history of Ipce.
# E-01, July 1997
The Newsletter gives (only, except an addition) the minutes of the 10th Ipce Meeting in Copenhagen, summer 1996.
As usual, reports from the countries opened the Meeting. Among others Greece, France, Sweden, Italy and New Zealand.
# E-02, October 1997
Here we see the report of the 11th Ipce meeting in München, July 1997.
After the reports from the countries, now also Spain and Austria, followed a theme: report and discussion about the relations with the gay movement. Then, a media experiment and training was presented.
A next question was:
Then, Ipce decided about Ipce: to continue the mailing list, still to not start a public website. The rule that an organization should manage the function of the secretary was changed: now also a capable person could be the secretary. So, I, Frans, continued my task, but now as a person.
The last day of the Meeting, the German groups presented themselves. An impressive number of groups and people filled the room and had an open interview. The evaluation of the meeting was, as usable, quite positive.
One article ended the Newsletter (and the Documentation Service List): a call for reports about positively experienced 'pedofilic' relationships. This was in 1997.
# E-03, September 1998
This Newsletter presents a lot of articles. Because the table of contents, and the Newsletter, is easily to find by clicking op the link here above, a short description will be enough.
First, eight in
memoriam's: four men, four boys ...
Ipce changes itself: important Meeting
# E-04, January 1999
During the 12th Ipce Meeting in Athens, October 1998, Ipce has changed itself by some important decisions:
As usual, a financial report is presented and published.
Reports of the countries follow, partly told by letters, among others from French, Ireland and Australia.
Followed some themes discussed during the meeting: orientation, helping each other, the ancient Greeks, concepts, and Youth's turn of 180o:
The next section of meeting and thus Newsletter is devoted to the attempt to start a new gay and lesbian organization, to be named "IOLH - International Organization for the Liberation of Homosexuality", as a counterbalance to ILGA. There has been a conference in Barcelona, from which a Manifest is translated from Spanish. Regrettably, the new organization has never come to live.
An article (Statement) from Germany (in German) and the list of documents end this Newsletter.
# E-05, February 1999
The first part of this Newsletter is dedicated to the UNESCO Conference, hold in Paris, January 1999. Given are long quotes (with comment) from the conference papers, as well as the decisions of the conference. Two critical letters to the conference, written by Ipce members, are given in full text.
What follows, are a section with two background articles, and a section of Opinion and discussion, in which two threads from the forum BoyChat are presented here: "Difficult childhood?" and "Tolerance, please".
The Newsletter is closed by "The Doctor and the Reverend", presenting two articles by [now late] Dr Frits Bernard - in German - and by Rev. Hans Visser, Paul's Church, Rotterdam, the Netherlands: "Pastorate and pedophilia".
# E-06, July 1999
The first section is about "Repression of Eros and it's alternative": six articles. Then, a section "Groups discuss" with a letter from DPA to UNESCO, and a report of a conference in Leipzig about "Psychosocial effects of pedophilia".
third group discussing is actually Ipce itself. Actually it reports an
informal Ipce Meeting 1999 On Line:
There was no Ipce Meeting this
summer because our host, the Lambda Group in Barcelona, did not invite
us. So we have met only on line. For those who only read the paper
version of the Newsletter, I've made this overview of the discussion and
the voting. The discussion took place on
the E-mail list, named "IMO" = Ipce Meets Online. Most of the
messages are archived at the internal IMO web site, known by the IMO
List members. You will see that the mission
statement (or the colophon at the first or second page of each
newsletter) has been changed, but not (yet?) the name. The discussion
about another name and the mission statement is still ongoing. The Newsletter presents the
quite long discussion thread in the form of quotes, followed by the
decision made by on-line agreement. The next section present some
more scientific articles, especially about the research of the Rind c.s.
Team, presented in 1998.
There was no Ipce Meeting this summer because our host, the Lambda Group in Barcelona, did not invite us. So we have met only on line. For those who only read the paper version of the Newsletter, I've made this overview of the discussion and the voting.
The discussion took place on the E-mail list, named "IMO" = Ipce Meets Online. Most of the messages are archived at the internal IMO web site, known by the IMO List members.
You will see that the mission statement (or the colophon at the first or second page of each newsletter) has been changed, but not (yet?) the name. The discussion about another name and the mission statement is still ongoing.
The Newsletter presents the quite long discussion thread in the form of quotes, followed by the decision made by on-line agreement.
The next section present some more scientific articles, especially about the research of the Rind c.s. Team, presented in 1998.
# E-07, December 1999
The newsletter presents articles, some about the Rind c.s. research. The content can easily be seen by clicking on the link just here above.
# E-08, June 2000
This Newsletter presents the papers for the next Ipce Meeting, July 2000, about the theme "What to do?" and the internal papers as the annual reports of the secretary, the webmaster and the treasurer.
This is followed by a section "Scientists speak out": Foucault, Van Ree (NLs), James Kincaid. It ends with the documentation list.
# E-09, August 2000
The Newsletter reports the 13th Ipce Meeting in the East of the Netherlands, June-July 2000, and two related articles.
The Statement - most Newsletters open with a Statement - is important: Universal sexual human rights.
The theme of the meeting was "What to do? What can we do? What can I do?" This was discussed in two rounds. The question can be answered on several levels.
The internal matters included among others the annual financial report, and a decision about the voting system en rights: now every member can vote by e-mail - for some still by paper post. If the majority agrees with a proposal, Ipce has accepted the proposal.
Three projects were discussed. One of them was to participate in the World Congress of Sexologists in Paris, 2001. Followed a lecture by me, Frans: Treatment, self-help and real therapy.
Then, the Dutch groups presented themselves: ten groups, each with a presentation and a discussion.
Added are two related articles:
# E-10, April 2001
Articles - easily to find by clicking on the link just here above.
# E-11, July 2001
This issue gives the two lectures made for the 15th World Congress of Sexology, Paris, June 2001: one (presented during the congress) of Frans Gieles (in English, French, German and Spanish), the other (refused by the congress management) of Tom O'Carroll; both with background articles.
# E-12, August 2001
Here Ipce presents its report of the 14th Ipce Meeting, Berlin, June & July 2001. We see an introduction by the secretary: "What is Ipce and what is it not?"
This was just the hidden question of an undercover journalist from Finland, present during the Meeting. His report was mentioned in a TV documentary, titled "Child sex network", was aired in Finnish television on 9.10.2001, partly translated in a later Newsletter, # E-19, under "A Journalist reported about Ipce":
Followed a session in which all members speak out about the questions:
Followed a report from the World Congress in Paris, and reports from several projects and problems. As reported above, a discussion about ethics followed, as well as the internal matters and decisions. The next day, the German groups presented themselves, many of them being present.
# E-13, June 2002
This Newsletters gives articles, the first of which is "The
debate about the publications of Rind, Bauserman & Tromovitch goes
on – a bird’s eye view,
1997 – 2002; by Dr Frans Gieles
After some other articles, quotes, references, are here the internal papers to prepare the next meeting, and an article summarizing the former discussions about ethics: "First do not harm".
# E-14, October 2002
The article about ethics is repeated here, after a next discussion on ethics during the 15th Ipce Meeting, Rotterdam, July 2002.
discussing this [ethics], globally accepted the cadre [of the proposed
article mentioned just here above] , and concentrated its discussion
again on the four guidelines.
Other themes discussed were our host: Saint Paul's Church, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with its intensive programs to help people on the fringes of our society. Also our guests and vision.
About the latter: a shift in our model or paradigm was made. The former model was 'emancipation'.
The usual internal matters, an evaluation, a Manifesto, two book reviews and the usual Documentation Service List complete this Newsletter.
# E-15, March 2003
Report of a discussion about the Diagnostic Manual DSM, some book reviews, a lecture about Levine's book, and two essays.
About the 16th Ipce Meeting, Copenhagen, June 2003, there is no report. The member who had made the minutes, lost the same by leaving them behind in the train, while travelling to hand them to the secretary ...
# E-16, May 2004
A Statement, articles, reports (read: problems) from Denmark, Germany and the USA are followed by the first list of Absurdities and a book review.
# E-17, August 2004
The opening was a statement, being the next version, after our discussion in Rotterdam, 2002, of our guidelines 'First do no harm'
Here we have the report of the 17th Ipce meeting, Hamburg, May 2004. In the first round, "members speak out" about ...
Groups in Germany had infiltrators, so we spoke bout infiltration ... in the presence of an infiltrator, as later became clear.
Four presentations or proposals, among which 'the use of the media' followed. In the internal section, Ipce again spoke about Ipce:
"... As during every meeting, young people asked for more 'Action!'. [...] Other members said they hate to be pressed into any action, or to be labeled with any opinion on what is voted. The way we are working now is a good way: it gives freedom as well as ideas and inspiration and courage. They said they appreciate feeling this freedom, inspiration and courage. The (young) members asking for Action! agreed with these views on Ipce and its policy."
And ... here you are ... the next discussion about ethics took place.
After our former discussions and texts, at least two organizations had taken over our or guidelines. One added "Openness to the parents is strongly recommended", and "This [the set of guidelines] includes acting in harmony with the development of the child." Also, our earlier texts on ethics have been adopted, for example, by some Dutch psychiatrists.
The new version of the guidelines, the Statement of this Newsletter, was discussed again.
What followed, was a discussion about depression. "More and more, many people tell us they are depressive – and even, 'horribly depressive'. A lot of people tell me they don’t read any newspaper, nor see any TV programme because they cannot cope with all the negative news. Thus:
Here is the report of this discussion. Two articles, reports from the Netherlands and Belgium, a book review and the list of documents ended this Newsletter.
# E-18, February 2005
Articles: six articles about myths and taboos; again two articles about ethics; four articles about research; four articles about current events (Michael Jackson, developments in the Netherlands, and Mary Kay Letourneau); documents list.
# E-19, July 2005
Here is the report if the Finish undercover journalist, in a TV documentary, the text written down and translated by one of our Finish members.
Then we see the report of the 18th Ipce Meeting, Mykonos (Greek isle), May 2005. Reports from several countries, among which extended reports from Denmark and the Netherlands. Followed a long discussion about 'Strategy', especially for now, in the post-modern era, with post-modern children and post-modern adults and culture, about trends and about working with arts. One of our guests showed a script for a film. About Ipce itself was said:
Followed a discussion about spirituality. Here is the report of it. Seven articles and the documents list completed this Newsletter.
# E-20, June 2006
Two statements, a letter and answer, followed by four articles, among which the next list of Absurdities, and the documents list.
# E-21, July 2006
Report of the 19th Ipce Meeting in Haarlem, the Netherlands, July 2006. After the presentation of the members, we discussed a report from Denmark. Followed a discussion about 'Court room communications', lead by a communication consultant. Discussions there use to follow strict lines, described in the communication theory. Aim (of the prosecutor) is not to know the truth and the facts, but to tell the narrative about a monster.
Followed two short presentations of two essays on sex offenders, presented in Prague in June 2006 at the Congress of the European Federation of Sexologists, by Frans E.J. Gieles, PhD,
The internal section of the meeting started with a long letter from one of the members who, just like some of the younger members, called for 'action' and gave several proposals to do so. The discussion and the decisions of the Meeting moderated this enthusiasm:
The Meeting decided to install a New Members Committee, that should work very carefully, even slowly. The Meeting formulated criteria for membership, derived from the Mission Statement.
The next day, about ten Dutch groups presented themselves.
Seven articles and the documents list completed this Newsletter.
# E-22, June 2007
For the 24 articles in this Newsletter, click on the link here above. One of the sections was "Fear of a myths isolate children".
# E-23, September 2007
Fifteen articles about several subject. To prepare the next Meeting, three articles about research are added, as well as the internal annual Ipce reports.
# E-24, March 2008
Here you are: the report of the 20th Ipce Meeting, Athens, October 2007. First, an outline of the centre of Athens in 2007, crowded as it was of people from many countries, many of them asylum seekers. "Posters and other texts in Arabic, Farsi, Pasthu, Urdu and Dari languages refer to the cultures they came from". Reports and stories from several countries followed.
The section Internal matters mentions: "The infiltration in Hamburg 2004, and earlier in Berlin 2001, presses us to review the membership rules." A more severe procedure and more strict criteria was decided.
About Ipce itself, it should have a broad interest, be balanced in the views it presents, and keep the scholarly level.
Texts may be long, with schemes, tables, notes and references - thus not easy to read. Thus, not meant for 'the great public', and not for the ped-hunters who, so we suppose, do not read such texts. Ipce does not seek much publicity. It is not an action group, only a forum.
The main theme was: Research. Problems of researchers are mentioned. Four research projects in German language are presented and summarized in English (by me, Frans), as well as one project in English.
One of the members spoke about Indigo children, children who are clairvoyant. They are very sensitive and intelligent and they have some powers. They might be our future leaders. Characteristic for these children is their authenticity. They maintain their feelings and opinions intact and it is not possible to manipulate them. This might change society.
Two articles about research, two other articles, and the documents list completed this Newsletter.
# E-25, July 2008
First, a Statement & a Question. We concluded earlier that research and science is guided by ideologies. Thus, the question is: "How to combat [false] ideology?" This was a preparation for the next Meeting, as well as the annual internal reports published here.
Followed several articles, especially about the themes 'photography, arts, fear photo's and nudity. Reports from Australia, summarized and overviewed, illustrate this problem.
# E-26, November 2008
Here is the report of the 21th Ipce Meeting, Haarlem, the Netherlands. The Statement is about "false ideologies', one of the themes of that Meeting. The country reports came from several countries, among which the traditional long report from Denmark. Three guests from the UK presented themselves: young people, who started as guests and left the Meeting as members. The internal matters section was short. Procedure and criteria for new members were again discussed and decided. We decided to use Skype as a new way of communication between our members.
A first theme were the decisions of the Council of Europe Convention on
the Protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse,
Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 12 July 2007. The convention
obligates the states to intervene in cases of offenders and of potential
offenders. In these papers, "Child" is defined as any
person under the age of 18 years. Under b., no definition
is given, but some rules.
The next main theme was Research and Ideology. The research of Richard Yuill was presented and discussed. Followed a lecture: "Research, models and ideology - For example: eleven authors, and ten recommendations." by Frans E.J. Gieles, PhD. He (I) gave an overview of models of research, and models of interpretation and vision, divided in three main models. Quotes from the discussion:
The last day of the Meeting, again, the Dutch groups presented themselves, now eight of them were present. The evaluation of our guests and members was, as usually, quite positive. Two articles and the usual list completed this Newsletter.
# E-27, July 2009
First: a Statement about ethics. Then a section with six articles, partly an "In Memoriam" about late Michael Jackson.
Then: the report of the 22th Ipce meeting, Hamburg, May 2009.
The theme was again a lecture, written (but not presented) by me: Go Dutch - A Practice Sample; Youth and Sexuality in the Netherlands; Frans E J Gieles, PhD, the Netherlands. Paper (to be) presented at the 19th World Congress for Sexual Health, World Association of Sexology, Göteborg, Sweden, June 2009.
Other topics were:
The Meeting decided to start an 'Ipce 2' website with more modern lay-out and a wiki-like system. If this succeeds, 'Ipce 1' can be changed into the same lay-out and system. The meeting has set up a committee with for the new website. Guidelines are formulated for the articles on the (renewed) Ipce web site, among which:
Ten articles and the list completed this Newsletters. A section of the articles is again about the fear of pictures and nudity, recently shown in Australia.
# E-28, June 2010
This Newsletter prepares the next Ipce Meeting by giving the usual annual reports just after the usual Statement. Then follows a compilation of articles about "Fear of images", five articles about "Panic and Hysteria" and six Mixed Articles. The usual list of the Documentation Service is stopped, because nowadays it is easy to gather documents by the Internet, as the proposal for the meeting says.
# E-29, January 2011
After the Statement and again three In Memoriam's concerning Michael Jackson, this Newsletter presents the report of the 23th Ipce Meeting, West of The Netherlands, June 2010. Also here is spoken about late Michael Jackson.
Because Secretary Frans is growing older and weaker, the Meeting decides to install a Steering Committee to gradually take over his functions and the steering of Ipce. The Meeting also installs an Editorial Team for the Website. The new website is tested and may start to be public. There is also a New Members Committee and a Conflict & Emergency Team. A new owner and new moderators for the internal IMO (Ipce Meets Online) forum are appointed. The Meeting decides also to stop Ipce's Newsletter after # 30, and to immediately stop the Documentation Service by now.
What followed was a discussion about Aims & Strategy. In the introduction to this team, Frans (I) said, among other things about 'Groups that (not) survived':
The report of the discussion says:
Looking back on the meeting, attendants were content with the meeting. The location, a small town just on the Dutch coast, and the accommodation was nice, be it a bit too small for us. Members expressed a desire to invite more guests, to broaden the meeting and the themes. Internal matters can be discussed on the internal forum. An extra day will be fruitful for the meeting.
# E-30, September 2011
This is this issue, being the last Newsletter. The new Ipce website will give enough information in an easy way to read.
To complete the list of Ipce Meetings, here may be said that there was no Ipce Meeting in July 2011, because of the many cancelling. Only the Dutch members of the Steering Committee were gathered. They have only made internal proposals for (first) the Steering Committee and (then) the members. The teams and committees are continued or partly renewed. There will be a new secretary, a new treasurer and a team of web-owner/-master and editors for the website.
The newsletter stops, Ipce goes on.