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ENGSO General Assembly 2021

Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the ENGSO Executive Committee has decided to replace its in-person General Assembly 2021 with an all-virtual event.


The 29th ENGSO General Assembly was organised in a virtual format, and held on Thursday, 17 June 2021.


Through his welcome speech, ENGSO president Stefan Bergh welcomed ENGSO members, partners and friends, and more than 50 participants of ENGSO General Assembly 2021.


Kole Gjeloshaj, deputy Secretary General / CEO of International School Sport Federation and the chair of the Council of Europe’s EPAS Consultative Committee, Arjan van 't Veer, Secretary General of the European Lotteries, Christian Hinterberger, President of the European Fair Play Movement and Vassil Girginov, President of European Association for Sport Management, shared their opening remarks and highlighted the importance of the cooperation with ENGSO.


Moderated by ENGSO President Stefan Bergh and ENGSO Office Director and Secretariat Marie Denitton, the welcoming addresses were followed by the adoption of the agenda and the minutes of the 28th General Assembly and Extraordinary General Assembly (which was held 12 November 2020, organised as online meetings).

ENGSO committee members Lotte Büchert, Filipa Godinho, Anna-Maria Wiesner, Michael Leyendecker, Niina Toroi, Ugnė Chmeliauskaitė and ENGSO Policy director Laurent Briel presented;

  • ENGSO Activities 2020,

  • ENGSO Annual Report,

  • Treasurer’s Report,

  • Auditors’ Report,

  • ENGSO Youth Committee,

  • Equality Within Sport Committee

  • and EU Advisory Committee.


Sara Massini, ENGSO Secretary General, presented the ENGSO Action plan 2022-23, and moderated the group discussion session.


The ENGSO General Assembly 2021 included the elections of ENGSO Vice President, ENGSO Secretary General and two members of the board (Executive Committee).

The new members elected are:

ENGSO Vice President: Lotte Büchert, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark ENGSO Secretary General: Sara Massini, OPES Italia 2 ENGSO Committee members: Alexey Slautin, Russian Olympic Committee Magnus Sverdrup, Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports

During the assembly, it was our great pleasure to announce the dates of the 4th European Sport Platform, which will be organised on 22-23 October in Vilnius, Lithuania.


Also, the 30th edition of the ENGSO General Assembly 2022 will take place in Torshavn, Faroe Islands, and will be hosted by the Faroese Confederation of Sports and Olympic Committee.


The assembly has concluded with a closing speech from an ENGSO Honorary president Carlos Cardoso.


We want to thank all our members and partners for their continued support and express sincere appreciation to all participants of ENGSO General Assembly 2021.


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