During the last weekend, 7-8 October 2016, the ECU Treasurer Mr. Martin Huba attended as the observer the Conference and the General Assembly of the European Fair Play Movement, held in Vienna, Austria.
The event was organized in a professional way with the active participation of mainly European sport organizations’ representatives, devoted to the fair play in sport.
During the first day of the conference the delegates and invited guest firstly attended the Conference with topics “Manipulation and Corruption – Quo Vadis Sports?” and “Safeguarding Integrity in Sports – Play Fair Code”, presented by two keynote speakers (both lawyers), Ms. Anja Martin and Mr. Severin Moritzer. Both lectures were afterwards followed by a lively discussion.
In the evening, the Gala Dinner was organized to celebrate the EFPM award winners for 2016. Among the awardees were the sport events, individuals as well as the specific strategic documents and sport events devoted to Fair Play.
On the second day of the Conference the 22nd General Assembly was held, with the elections of the new Executive Committee for the next period of four years. Mr Christian Hinterberger from Austria was re-elected as a President. Five out of eight elected members of the Executive Committee are women and the European Fair Play Movement becomes an extraordinary example of the gender equality in the European sport.
The 2017 European Fair Play Movement General Assembly will be organized in Haifa, Israel.
By its future membership in the EFPM, the ECU will benefit not only by promoting itself as the modern and transparent European sport organization, but also by getting an easy approach to relevant useful Fair Play documents and ideas, as well as by getting wider sport network of contacts for future cooperation in the area of the Fair Play.
The EFPM is a non-governmental association with its Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, while the Secretary General is Ioannis Psilopoulos in Greece. The EFPM is run by the Executive Committee composed of nine members chosen by the General Assembly from among its members and appointed for a term of four years from the Games of the Olympiad.
The main aim of the European Fair Play Movement is to promote Fair Play and Tolerance in the broadest sense (in sports and everyday life) at European level. The EFPM seeks to achieve this goal by supporting its members, by helping to promote Fair Play campaigns where sports organizations take the initiative, by cooperating with the authorities to foster Fair Play themes and by facilitating regular contacts between the various European sports organizations.