Strategy and long-term vision in focus

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Strategy and long-term vision in focus

February 7, 2017

Decisions of the Executive Committee of European Gymnastics

On 3 and 4 February, in the new headquarters in Lausanne, the Executive Committee of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) held its first meeting of the year 2017, under the direction of its President Georges Guelzec (FRA). The debates have resulted in the following official decisions and information:

·       Following decisions taken at the General Assembly of the FIG in October 2016 in Tokyo (JPN), the UEG took the decision to align and implement the Code of Ethics drafted and updated by the International Federation and to repeal its own document.

·       The Work Group ‘Strategy’ will report its conclusions to the Executive Committee in July. The Members will then decide on the timetable for the operational phase, which will lead to the drafting of the final document to be put to vote at the UEG Congress UEG in December 2017, in Split (CRO).

·       The member Federations of the UEG now have the possibility to make use of human resources or specific skills, which may be made available, on request and free of charge, to their Organising Committees.  This initiative is part of the desire to raise and maintain the quality level of the European Championships and to ease the organisers' financial burden.

·        The contract between UEG and the Royal Spanish Gymnastics Federation was signed confirming Valladolid as the host city of the 2018 Rhythmic European Championships, which will take place from 1 to 3 June.

·       Finalising the 2018 calendar: the 12th TeamGym European Championships were awarded to the Portuguese Gymnastics Federation, to the city of Odivelas. They are scheduled for 15 to 21 October.

·       For 2019, the candidacy of Szczecin (POL) for the organisation of the European Championships in Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics is being studied. A decision of principle will be made after a site visit.

·       In 2020, the Artistic Gymnastics European Championships will take place in Baku (AZE) for the men and in Paris (FRA) for the women.

The next meeting of the UEG’s Executive Committee will take place on 30 June and 1 July 2017 at the Union’s headquarters in Lausanne.