IJRC Director Eleonora Ottaviani attended the “EEF Secretary Generals Meeting” on 20 March in Essen

March -  The Inaugural “EEF Secretary Generals Meeting” Ends with High Notes on Cooperation.

In an effort to address the operational aspects of the Equestrian Federation managements, the European Equestrian Federation (EEF) organised a first of its kind. The inaugural “EEF Secretary Generals Meeting” was held during the internationally acclaimed equestrian fair of “Equitana” on Friday, 20 March in Essen (GER). 24 participants representing 19 countries were present at the meeting including the new FEI Secretary General, Sabrina Zeender. The meeting was opened with the official address of Mr. Hans Joachim Erbel, the CEO of Reed Exhibitions for the organisation of “Equitana”.

Following the meeting, the Secretary General of the European Equestrian Federation, Ali Kücük said:

“We had been long intending to organise such a meeting since 2013 and could finally conduct it here in Essen. Our main purpose was to be able to discuss the operational matters of our member federations in detail and to come up with best practice solutions. We have also seen two excellent presentations from our colleagues Maarten Van Der Heijden(NED) and Teodor Sheitanov(BUL) about NF structures. At the end, the feedback of our participants was very positive and we have already received a host venue application for the next year’s meeting. This shows once again the need for such gathering and I am hoping that this is the beginning of an annual meeting series for the member National Federations of EEF. Finally, I would like to thank the “Equitana” organisation and the German Equestrian Federation for their outstanding hospitality.”

Source: www.euroequestrian.eu