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26.09.2008, 12:41
9th Ordinary Congress - morning session
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Read a report on the morning session of Day 1 of the EHF Congress in Vienna.
 

9th Ordinary Congress - MORNING SESSION

The 9th EHF Ordinary Congress commenced in Vienna/AUT on Friday 26th September 2008, with all 49 EHF Member Federations and associated member Kosovo present for this important sport-political event which paths the way of European handball for the next period of 4 years.

Over 200 participants listened to the Chairman of the Congress, President Tor Lian, supported by Vice-president Jean Brihault, open the event welcoming all member nations and guests from the Austrian authorities, including the President of the Austrian Olympic Committee. Other key partners of the EHF were also present: the International Handball Federation was represented by Mr. Peter Mühlematter, IHF Secretary General, and long­standing partners Infront Sports and Media and adidas were in attendance. All have partnered the EHF since its foundation. President Lian used the opportunity to thank all partners for their continued commitment to European handball.

Reports of EHF Bodies

The President of the European Handball Federation presented a report on the EHF and the progressive work of the past period 2004 – 2008, looking back at the spectrum of EHF activities during this period. Lian stressed the need for permanent dialogue, shared analyses and joint activity, involving all stakeholders of European handball. The EHF continues to strive to optimise this in a rapidly developing handball Europe.

There were also details given on structural realignments which have taken place over the course of the past four years. The EHF President went on to look forward to his next period of office, underlining the necessity to “contribute to a better articulation of the interests of the various stakeholders taking into account our partners in and outside Europe, in and outside handball”. This is to be achieved by involving all stakeholders in the reflection and decision-making process, developing interest groups on a clear, democratic and constructive basis, work through dialogue and working in the interest of the European Sports Model.

Reports were also given by the Chairmen of all EHF Bodies (Jan Tuik, Competitions Commission, Frantisek Taborsky, Methods Commission, Rui Coehlo, Court of Appeal), summarising the work, objectives and achievements of the past term of office. All went into detail on the activities which have successfully taken place under the authority of the technical bodies.

The EHF Treasurer, Ralf Dejaco, gave a report on the Finances, outlining expenditure, giving key data on the 2006/2007 accounts and a forecast of the coming year. This was followed by a report from the Comptrollers, who can now confirm the budget following their review.

EHF Marketing GmbH (EHFM)

Michael Wiederer, Managing Director of EHFM until 1 July 2008, gave an in depth report on the business activities of the EHF Marketing. He looked at the activities and the field of operation of EHFM since its foundation on 1 July 2005. While he detailed the milestones in achieving the set objectives, particularly in the area of creating an event identity, the setting of event standards and the continued market placement of the product, especially as far asTV coverage is concerned, he also addressed the Congress on areas which are in need of constant attention, for example securing minimum requirements for handball arenas and the highly-competitive and challenging marketing situation. Wiederer stressed the need to continually invest in order to achieve the desired results.

The report was closed by taking a look forward, Wiederer stated “it is necessary to define the fields of activity of EHF Marketing further, define the further cooperation with the clubs. It is also important to define and align the playing system in correlation with market movements and demands. We have to ensure that the product continues growing and continue taking on the challenges which come with such a positive growth.”

UEFA – An update on European Football

The EHF was also honoured to be joined by representatives from UEFA, who stressed the importance of the further cooperation of the European Team Sports. Alex Phillips of UEFA addressed the Congress participants focusing on the status of sport within the EU and current developments, particularly the need to act quickly on this matter. He also went into detail on the UEFA structure of cooperation with football’s major stakeholders.

Following the morning session, the Congress closed for lunch.

Photos by Leo Hagen (www.hagenpress.com)


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