Executive Committee - Zagreb, November 2-3

Next year's Extraordinary Congress
was the major item on the agenda
when the UEPS Executive Committee held
their last meeting of the year in Zagreb,
Croatia on November 2-3. The Committee
decided to hold the Extraordinary
Congress in Crete, Greece, on October
28-29, to be followed by the second edition
of their School for Sports Journalists
which would start on October 29 and
finnish November 1st. President Jerzy
Jakobsche stressed the importance of the
Extraordinary Congress in order to adopt
changes in the UEPS statutes. These related
to UEPS registering its headquarters in
Brussels and also a proposal to hold
Congresses every other year instead of
annually.
President Jakobsche told members it
was necessary to get as many delegates
as possible from the 48 European
National Associations to attend the
Extraordinary Congress. President
Jakobsche and treasurer Yannis Daras
would oversee the new UEPS Statutes
which would be prepared by lawyers.
The 2007 School for Journalists had
proved such a success, a second edition
was immediately given the green light by
the Committee members.
Treasurer Daras said the inaugural
School, which was also held in Greece,
attracted 220 participants from 31 countries.
This time, it was hoped to have
more than 300 participants from 40
countries. AIPS president Gianni Merlo
and other AIPS officials have already
been invited to attend. The 2007 School
project had also balanced out financially,
UEPS emerging with a surplus of 1,900
Euros after expenditure of 108,000 Euros.
The only disappointment was that UEPS
did not receive any financial support
from AIPS which had provided funds for
such projects in the past. Plans were
also underway to hold further UEPS-UEFA
football seminars. President Jakobsche
said he had recently visited to Moldova,
who wanted to host one of the seminars.
Under its agreement with UEFA, UEPS
had promised to stage one seminar for
Western Europe and another for Eastern
Europe every year. Several details
regarding the Moldova project still needed
to be determined and further meetings
were necessary before any decision
could be taken. Jean-Paul Savart told the
Committee that Lyon was a possible host
city.
Following further discussion, he said he
would investigate the possibility of staging
the seminar Feb. 8-10 or Feb. 29-
March 2. The Committee decided to ask
all 48 National Associations if they were
interested in hosting one of the seminars,
which would entail two nights accommodation.
Candidates would have to provide
a detailed strategic plan, including costings.
The dates would have to be
finalised by UEFA, who were the chief
stakeholders.
It was necessary for UEFA to provide
high-ranking speakers from their own
organisation.. Providing an update on the
new UEPS Headquarters in Brussells,
Belgian Committee member Rik Lamoral
said the move had already taken place.
The headquarters at the Belgian
Sportspress.be office is located at
1,Square Hanse, app C 401 box 9, 1200
Brussels, Belgium, Brussels where UEPS
will have a permanent office secretary,
Geert Paternoster.
Contact numbers are: phone +32 2
514.07.99. fax. +32 2 514.32.78 The new
legal statutes are being studied by
lawyers. The 2008 diary is already proving
to be a busy one for UEPS. The
French National Association had invited
members to attend the Association's 75th
anniversary celebration in Paris
Committee member Guenter Pfeistlinger
proposed Austria should host a UEPS
meeting April 15-16 with the intention of
receiving delegates from all 48 national
associations.
It was necessary to have a full meeting
to discuss European issues because only
two hours has been allowed for the
Continental meeting at the AIPS Beijing
Congress. The offer was accepted with
the details to be finalised.

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Next year's Extraordinary Congresswas the major item on the agendawhen the UEPS Executive

Committee heldtheir last meeting of the year in Zagreb,Croatia on November 2-3. The

Committeedecided to hold the ExtraordinaryCongress in Crete, Greece, on October28-29, to

be followed by the second editionof their School for Sports Journalistswhich would start on

October 29 andfinnish November 1st.President JerzyJakobsche stressed the importance of the

Extraordinary Congress in order to adoptchanges in the UEPS statutes. These relatedto UEPS

registering its headquarters inBrussels and also a proposal to holdCongresses every other year

instead ofannually.President Jakobsche told members itwas necessary to get as many

delegatesas possible from the 48 EuropeanNational Associations to attend theExtraordinary

Congress.


President Jakobsche and treasurer Yannis Daraswould oversee the new UEPS Statutes

which would be prepared by lawyers.The 2007 School for Journalists hadproved such a

success, a second editionwas immediately given the green light bythe Committee members.

 

Treasurer Daras said the inauguralSchool, which was also held in Greece,attracted 220

participants from 31 countries.This time, it was hoped to havemore than 300 participants

from 40countries. AIPS president Gianni Merloand other AIPS officials have alreadybeen

invited to attend. The 2007 Schoolproject had also balanced out financially,UEPS emerging

with a surplus of 1,900Euros after expenditure of 108,000 Euros.

 

The only disappointment was that UEPSdid not receive any financial supportfrom AIPS

which had provided funds forsuch projects in the past. Plans werealso underway to hold

further UEPS-UEFA football seminars. President Jakobschesaid he had recently visited to

Moldova,who wanted to host one of the seminars.

 

Under its agreement with UEFA, UEPS had promised to stage one seminar forWestern

Europe and another for EasternEurope every year. Several details regarding the Moldova

project still neededto be determined and further meetingswere necessary before any

decisioncould be taken. Jean-Paul Savart told theCommittee that  Lyon was a possible

hostcity.Following further discussion, he said hewould investigate the possibility of stagingthe

seminar Feb. 8-10 or Feb. 29 -March 2. The Committee decided to askall 48 National

Associations if they were interested in hosting one of the seminars,which would entail two

nights accommodation.

Candidates would have to providea detailed strategic plan, including costings.

The dates would have to befinalised by UEFA, who were the chiefstakeholders


It was necessary for UEFA to provide high-ranking speakers from their own

organisation.. Providing an update on thenew UEPS Headquarters in Brussells,

Belgian Committee member Rik Lamoralsaid the move had already taken place.

The headquarters at the BelgianSportspress.be office is located at1,

Square Hanse, app C 401 box 9, 1200Brussels, Belgium, Brussels where UEPSwill have

a permanent office secretary,Geert Paternoster.

 

Contact numbers are: phone +32 2514.07.99. fax. +32 2 514.32.78

The newlegal statutes are being studied bylawyers. The 2008 diary is already provingto

be a busy one for UEPS. TheFrench National Association had invitedmembers to attend

the Association's 75thanniversary celebration in ParisCommittee member Guenter

Pfeistlingerproposed Austria should host a UEPSmeeting April 15-16 with the intention

ofreceiving delegates from all 48 nationalassociations.It was necessary to have a full

meetingto discuss European issues because onlytwo hours has been allowed for the

Continental meeting at the AIPS BeijingCongress. The offer was accepted withthe details

to be finalised.

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