2022 IOPC Funds Short Course

The Director has the pleasure to announce that the annual IOPC Funds Short Course will take place from
Monday, 27 June to Friday, 1 July 2022 at the IOPC Funds headquarters in London.
The week-long programme will cover all aspects of the work of the IOPC Funds and will include practical
exercises involving a theoretical incident and the subsequent claims submission process. The Short Course,
which is supported by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Chamber of Shipping
(ICS), the International Group of P&I Associations, INTERTANKO and ITOPF, will also offer participants the
opportunity to understand the relationships and common objectives of those stakeholders which are
particularly important in tanker incidents where the 1992 Civil Liability and Fund Conventions apply.
Those interested in applying to the course are encouraged to read through the section on applicant eligibility
and criteria below and apply using the attached nomination form. A copy of the provisional course outline
can be found overleaf and further information about the course can be found online:

External Relations

Candidate eligibility and criteria
• Candidates should be nominated directly by governments of 1992 Fund Member States. A list of
Member States can be found on the Membership page of the website: www.iopcfunds.org/aboutus/membership/
• The course will be most beneficial to candidates with an in-depth involvement and interest in the
practical application of the 1992 Civil Liability and Fund Conventions. It is expected that Member
States nominating a candidate will ensure that this is the case.
• As the course will be delivered exclusively in English, it is expected that participants are fully
conversant in English.
• This course is free of charge for the participants, however, any costs incurred must be self-funded or
supported by the nominating government.
Accepted candidates will be issued with an official invitation to the course from the IOPC Funds Secretariat,
however, the Secretariat regrets that it is unable to help participants with obtaining entry visas to the
United Kingdom.
All interested parties are encouraged to submit nominations as soon as possible, as there are a limited
number of places available. Generally, places are given on a first come, first served basis and are restricted
to one place per Member State. Should the number of nominations received exceed availability, the
Secretariat may select candidates by considering their profile and a reasonable balance of geographic
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How to apply
Candidates must submit the following documents to externalrelations@iopcfunds.org, by
Friday, 20 May 2022:
• a nomination letter by the nominating government addressed to the Director of the IOPC Funds;
• a completed nomination form which can be found attached to this circular; and
• a brief curriculum vitae no longer than two pages.

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