EHF Executive Board Bulletin, October 2020

03/11/2020

Venue: Via video conference, 31st October 2020, 10am

President’s Welcome

The President, Marijke Fleuren, welcomed everyone to the online meeting and noted that this is a continuation of the last meeting of September 19th. She expressed her thanks to the EHF staff, who are doing a great job in this difficult period.

Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, and Code of Conduct

The Executive Board discussed Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, and Code of Conduct documents for Board members. The President proposed and the Board agreed that before every meeting, they need to confirm there is no conflict of interest in the decision-making for any members. The Director General will provide a draft document for the next meeting for the Board to review and agree.

Officials Committee Appointments Group Report

The Appointments Group met on October 1st to go through the draft appointments for the Outdoor 2021 season and get a brief update on the Indoor season. Inez Cooper and Magdalena Nazaret outlined the ongoing work of the Appointments Group, led by Christian Deckenbrock.

Athletes Committee Report

The Athletes Committee has met five times (Athletes & 3-4 various staff members) in 2020. The Athletes also discuss matters regularly within the group. The Athletes Committee’s main focus is currently on sustainability and the competitions calendar.

Development Committee Report

The Committee met on July 3rd via video conference and discussed the Equally Amazing campaign, Club of the Year nominations, State of the Game, Supporting National Growth, Twinning, Kit & Equipment projects, ParaHockey and the Youth Panel. This was the first meeting of the new Development Committee and Peter Elders was happy to report it is a strong group of people, helping to develop hockey in Europe.

European Union Funding update

Tom Pedersen-Smith updated the Board about Erasmus+ Sport 2020 call. Click here for more information.

The Board congratulated Tom on the excellent job done on securing the funding. It will mean EHF can provide further support to its Members Associations through the EU programmes.

Coaching Committee Report

Inez Cooper presented the report of online seminars and webinars and talked about the future projects which are being planned. Coaching development is a priority and the committee hopes that all planned events will happen next year.

Commercial and Communications Committee Report

Simon Mason updated the Board about discussion to replace the EHF value – “Sportsmanship” to ‘Fair’. The Executive Board agreed to amend the wording. An update was received on EHTV and the approach once we return to a normal schedule.

Competitions Committee Indoor Report

Marijke thanked the working group, who spoke with Member Associations about the situation due to Covid in their countries. The Board agreed to put on hold the 2021 EuroHockey Junior Indoor Championships, and decided, under the circumstances, to cancel 2021 EuroHockey Indoor Clubs Championships.

FIH Executive Board Report

Marijke Fleuren updated the Board about FIH’s new platform watch.hockey. As it is a unique and new platform, FIH wants to partner with the EHF to work between watch.hockey and EHTV. The President and Director General updated the Board on the collaboration with FIH on the World Cup Qualifiers – this discussion is ongoing.

Finance Report

The Treasurer updated the Board about the financial situation on the year to date. Angus Kirkland presented updated figures on the financial plan for 2021. There still are two current scenarios which will be presented to the General Assembly for approval.

The President thanked the Board for their time and contributions, and the meeting closed at 12:10.

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