Forum of Professional Associations - FPA

In November 2020 a virtual ICA General Assembly gave provisional approval for the creation of a new Forum of Professional Associations (FPA). At that time a 12-person FPA steering committee was formed, based on nominations from Category B members. In October 2021 a virtual ICA Extraordinary General Assembly voted to decommission the Section of Professional Associations (SPA) and to fully approve the Forum of Professional Associations.   We are working on creating a new FPA website but we will keep much of the SPA content for continuity. 


FPA Steering Committee meetings

The Steering Committee first met virtually on 7 December 2020 and held several virtual meetings throughout 2021 and early 2022. 

The Steering Committee held its first in-person working meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands in June 2022.  



We are not currently publishing a newsletter but instead you can find news from FPA and from association members in our FPA News section   If you wish to share news from your association, please write to

You can find previous SPA newsletters in the following link.


About the FPA website

We wish to communicate better with our member associations and offer relevant and useful services.  Please get in touch with us if you have any comments, suggestions or questions.

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FPA Steering Committee holds its first in-person meeting in Amsterdam, June 2022