“Sports Forum” Conference opened the European Sports Week in Kosovo
“Sports Forum” Conference, organized by the Kosovo Olympic Committee in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), opened the European Sports Week.
The Conference was organized in panels covering topics such as: “Sports and the Covid-19 pandemic”, as well as “National Strategy for Sport, Good Governance and Gender Equality”.
Mr. Besim Hasani, the NOC president, spoke in his opening remarks about the importance of the European Sports Week, calling for children to be involved in sports as much as possible.
Minister Dumoshi opened the European Sports Week stressing that the emergency package allocated by the Government of Kosovo for sports will be distributed to clubs.
Minister Dumoshi and President Hasani sat in the first panel, together with the Minister of Health, Armend Zemaj, the acting Secretary General of the MCYS, Iber Alaj and the Secretary General of the Kosovo Handball Federation, Izet Gjinovci, to discuss “Sports and the Covid-19 pandemic”.
Minister Zemaj caught all the interest and attention of those present regarding the permission to conduct sports activities, for which the Minister of Health announced the reinstatement of sports activities, but with strict measures.
The Olympic champion coach, Driton Kuka, through a video message sent from Slovenia, called for resumption of sports activities starting this week, otherwise we risk losing something we have created for 20 years.
The second panel on “National Strategy for Sports, Good Governance and Gender Equality” involved the Secretary General of KOC, Shasivar Haxhijaj; Acting Director of DS in MCYS, Fitim Arifi; Head of the Division for Federations and KOC in the DS of MCYS, Aferdita Fazlija; the president of the Kosovo Basketball Federation, Arben Fetahu; the president of the Kosovo Wrestling Federation, Naim Muja and the general secretary of the Kosovo Volleyball Federation, Valon Nikci.
European Week will continue with various activities until September 30, 2020.