EOC EU OFFICE HOSTS 2022 ANNUAL PARTNERS' MEETING

Created on Friday, 20 May 2022 13:36:27

On 17 May, the EOC EU Office held its Annual Partners’ Meeting at its premises in Brussels. Partners from a number of different NOCS, sports federations and organisations, including the IOC, attended in person and online.

The meeting was the first in-person gathering of the EOC EU Office partners since the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

In a thorough and highly-productive gathering, the EOC EU Office updated its partners on EU policy fields. Topics included EU Presidencies, the European Sport Model, the recent European Super League case and gender equality in sport.

Later, discussions turned to talking points like climate and the environment, online piracy, E-Sport and the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Staff members from the EOC EU Office briefed partners on each of these subject areas and outlined the progress of the office’s ongoing EU sports projects.

The EOC EU Office was delighted to welcome Luciano di Fonzo, Deputy Head of EACEA, to the Annual Partners' Meeting. It provided an overview of the project proposals submitted by the EOC EU Office’s partners under the Erasmus+ call 2022, after which an open-discussion with Mr. Di Fonzo took place, which provided attendees with valuable insights and opportunities for questions.

Later in the afternoon, the EOC EU Office and its partners had a discussion on the sports movement’s reaction to the Russian war in Ukraine. Opening the discussion, James Macleod, Director of Olympic Solidarity and NOC Relations at the International Olympic Committee, spoke from the IOC’s offices in Lausanne about the Olympic Movement’s support to Ukrainian athletes.

There was also a special appearance online from Ukrainian NOC President Sergey Bubka, who expressed his gratitude for all the support given to Ukraine from the Olympic Movement in recent months.
 
An engaging roundtable discussion on Ukraine featuring contributions from partners then took place, where topics included sporting sanctions, the banning of athletes from sporting competitions, and how sport can continue to show solidarity in terms of its support for Ukrainian sportspeople.
 
The 2022 Annual Partners’ Meeting was concluded with an exchange on future activities led by EOC EU Office Director Mr. Folker Hellmund.

Partner Network

Four new partners join the office (Rugby Europe, ENGSO, LEN and FIFA)

The European Handball Federation (EHF) becomes partner of the office

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) becomes partner of the office

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) becomes partner of the office

The Czech Olympic Committee becomes partner of the office

The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 23

The European Basketball Federation (FIBA Europe) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 24

The British Olympic Association (BOA) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 25

The NOC of Portugal becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 26

​The NOC of Croatia becomes partner of the office

​The NOC of Lithuania becomes partner of the office

The NOC of Cyprus becomes partner of the office

The Belgian NOC becomes partner of the office

ASOIF becomes partner of the office

The NOC Poland becomes partner to the office

IBU becomes partner to the office, bringing the total number of partners to 31 !

 

 

 

 

 

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