EOC General Assembly will be fully virtual

3 November 2020

The 49th EOC General Assembly (GA) will move to a solely online event.

The GA is scheduled for the 27th November 2020 and was originally due to take place in a “hybrid” format at CONI Headquarters in Rome.

This final decision is based on the unprecedented and unforeseeable situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the increase of COVID-19 cases in Europe and the current travel and meeting restrictions imposed by government authorities around the world in reaction to this.

All European National Olympic Committees (ENOCs) are indeed invited to participate only remotely via secure online videoconference and voting system.

The ENOCs will be asked to vote on a number of suggested amendments to the EOC Articles of Association. The proposed amendments are an attempt to clarify exactly what the procedure should be when a vacancy arises on the ExCo in the future. They also seek to confirm that an electoral GA be held no later than 30 June 2021.

In line with IOC recommendations on gender equality and the advancement of women in leadership roles in sport, the ENOCs will also vote to ensure that a minimum 5 of the 16 ExCo Members be of each gender.

Among the GA’s tasks is also the approval of the consolidated financial statements for 2019 and the budget for 2021, as well asl the proposed appointment of new external auditors agreed to by the ExCo during their last online meeting on 21 October.

In addition, a detailed update on the preparations for the 3rd edition of the European Games in Kraków-Małopolska will be provided to the Members by Coordination Commission Chair Hasan Arat, who will report on the excellent work being undertaken in this area along with the Polish NOC and different levels of Polish government.

A report from the IOC Olympic Solidarity is also on the GA agenda.

Finally, the event will feature the election of the 5th Winter Piotr Nurowski “Best European Young Athlete” Prize and the confirmation of the 2025 EYOF Candidates of host city status – Borjomi and Bakuriani (GEO) and Brno (CZE) for the winter and summer editions respectively.