The European Athletics Member Federation Development Commission, chaired by European Athletics Vice President Jean Gracia, held its biannual meeting in Vienna, Austria from Thursday 20 September to Saturday 22 September.
Key topics during the extensive three-day session included European Athletics educational programme and strategy, including the 2019 Education Plan, gender equality issues within the sport in Europe, sustainability, Member Federations and clubs’ governance.
The members also discussed European Athletics’ running strategy which includes Running For All, the Global Running Day, the European Week of Sport and the 2019 European Running Business Conference which will be held in Prague in September 2019.
Other topics on the agenda included how European Athletics and its Member Federations interact with IAAF Development, IAAF Governance, and relations with external European bodies such as the Council of Europe, European Commission and EOC-EU Office.
Discussions also took place with regards to European Athletics’ relationship with various athletics organisations such as the European Masters Athletics, European Athletics Coaching Association, International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU), World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
The members of all the European Athletics Commissions can be seen here.