47th European Olympic Committees General Assembly
The European Olympic Committees is in full swing gearing up for its biggest institutional event of the year: the 47th EOC General Assembly.
The event will take place in Marbella, Spain on 9-10 November and is due to welcome over 250 participants. In addition to representatives from all 50 National Olympic Committees of Europe, delegates from International Olympic Committee (IOC), Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), International Federations (IFs), Olympic Games Organising Committees are expected to converge in Andalusia.
EOC President Janez Kocijančič and EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi represented the Olympic Movement in Europe in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when they attended the IOC Session and ANOC Executive Board meeting ahead of the Youth Olympic Games last October. Upon his return from the Argentine capital, Kocijančič addressed the 15th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport in Tbilisi on 16 October.
In his speech, the EOC President highlighted the activities of the organisation and the importance of the European sport model. As the first spokesperson of the Olympic Movement in Europe, Kocijančič reiterated that human rights are universal values, and sport, which is inclusive and democratic by nature, has the power to open up societies.