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Two days walking in Barcelona

October 23th and 24th, 2021

Very interesting new routes that will let you discover the beautiful city of Barcelona.

International Marching League - Walking Association (IML-WA

IMLhe IML-WA is an organisation that makes an annual walking calendar (IML) that take place all over the world. Those walks have some common characteristics and a web-defined quality levels. Its aim is to spread the wealthy benefits of walking in the society. 
   
The Associació Caminada Internacional de Barcelona, together with the Ajuntament de Barcelona, began in 2003 the needed negotiations in order that the ACIB could be in the IML-WA and, also, in order that the International Walk of Barcelona could be included in the IML-WA calendar and, by doing this, to promote its diffusion all over the world. 

By June 2005, the ACIB, with the support of the Ajuntament de Barcelona, achieved the established requirements, and it sent its admission proposal to the General Secretary of the IML-WA in order that the International Walk of Barcelona could be included in the agenda of the Annual Assembly of the organisation. 

The IML-WA sent an invitation to the ACIB to officially introduce its proposal to the Assembly of 2005, that took place in Fulda (Germany), in September 29th and 30th. A delegation from Barcelona (with two members of the ACIB –Enric Francès and Josep M. Jerez_ and three members of the Institut Barcelona Esports of the Ajuntament de Barcelona –Gabriel Arranz, Laura Peña, and Joan Garcia- went to the Assembly in Fulda. 

During this Assembly, the ACIB introduced its proposal to become a member of the IML-WA. By the end of the Assembly, the General Secretary of the IML-WA communicated to the Catalan delegation that its proposal was accepted to be processed and that, from that moment on, the previously established procedure should be followed in order that the ACIB could be a member and that the International Walk of Barcelona could be included in its calendar. The next steps were as following: 

2006.- Two delegates from the IML-WA came to the International Walk of Barcelona. They wrote a favourable report about the walk and its organisation. Even though this, and because of non-clear reasons, the General Assembly of 2006 in Vancouver (USA) postponed its decision for the next year. Two members of the ACIB (Enric Francès and Josep M. Jerez) and one member of the Institut Barcelona Esports (Laura Peña) participated in this assembly. 

2007.- Another two delegates of the IML-WA came to the International Walk of Barcelona. They wrote a new favourable report about the walk and its organisation. This report could be presented in the General Assembly of 2007 that took place in Arenzano (Italy) in September 6th and 7th. The delegation from Barcelona was made of two members of the ACIB (Enric Francès and Josep M. Jerez) and two members of the Institut Barcelona Esports, of the Ajuntament de Barcelona (Gabriel Arranz and Laura Peña). 

This assembly approved the proposal and the ACIB became a member of the IML-WA. The International Walk of Barcelona was included in the IML calendar in the same year 2007


In 2018, the Associació d'Entitats Excursionistes del Barcelonès (AEEB) absorved the Associació Caminada Internacional de Barcelona, and substituted it in the IML WA. Nowadays, the AEEB is still the only non-profit organization in Spain that belongs to the IML WA as a full-rights member. So, the International Walk of Barcelona is the only event in Spain that's part of the events calendar of the IML WA

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

European region    

City 

Country 

2020
Gibona          Israel         20/21 April
Böras Sweden 25/26 April
Blankenberge Belgium 02/03 May
Wellingborough   Great Britain 09/10 May
Chantonnay France 21/24 May
Bern Switzerland 23/24 May
Diekirch Luxemburg 06/07 June
Vigor Danemark 27/28 June
Castlebar Ireland 02/05 July
Nimega Holand 21/24 Julyl
Jurbarkas Lithuania 01/02 August
Vaasa   Finland 07/09 August
Verdal Norway 29/30 August
Arenzano Italy 12/13 September
Seefeld Austria 18/20 September
Brno Chech Rep. 26/27 September
Fulda Germany 03/04 October
Barcelona Catalonia 17/18 October

Pan Pacific region 

City  Country  2020
Rotorua New Zealand 14/15 March
Canberra Australia 04/05 April
Yatsushiro City  Japan 08/10 May
Dailan China 16/17 May
Beijing
China 12/13 September
Arlington USA 17/18 October
Won - Ju Korea 24/25 October
Higashimatsuyama  Japan 01/03 November
Taipei China 07/08 November
Jogjakarta
Indonesian 21/22 November

For more information about the walks that belong to the IML calendar, please consult the website:
http://www.imlwalking.org