After joining a Volleyball gala organized by the Hungarian Volleyball Federation in cooperation with the Hungarian Olympic Committee on Friday evening, the BOA had a long session on Saturday thereby going through the many points included in the agenda.
The CEV Board clearly expressed its intention to take up the many challenges and tasks coming up in the next months of a busy Olympic year that includes also the elective FIVB Congress in Anaheim (USA) slated for next September.
All members of the BOA agreed upon the necessity to work hard – together with the FIVB – to support the future development of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball on a worldwide scale by taking advantage of the know-how and good practices so far developed in Europe.
The 2012 calendar that features a flurry of world-class Volleyball and Beach Volleyball events was finalized by the Board that also confirmed the concept of future development activities with a series of centers to be opened across Europe that will be assisted and coordinated by a Development Officer who is just about to join the CEV headquarters.
The support offered by the CEV to all affiliated National Federations will nevertheless not be limited to development projects as a seminar addressing general management issues is also planned for next fall in combination with the XXXIII CEV General Assembly scheduled for mid November in Luxembourg.
The CEV, as per demand and wish of the Board of Administration, is also going to work out an innovative marketing concept that shall attract more sponsors for the next years while the activities of all Commissions were defined after their respective meetings were organized earlier this month in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
“We had some intensive and very productive days here in Budapest” says CEV President André Meyer.
“I am convinced that with the composition of the Board that resulted from the last elections we have put together a good group and that good foundations for the future were laid down with the decisions that were taken here in Hungary. Nevertheless we have also the necessary self-criticism to realize that there is still much potential left for a positive future development that is to be achieved by working closely with all National Federations. As we already did in the past, we are also ready to share all of our experience and knowledge with the FIVB to contribute a bright future for Volleyball worldwide”.