On Tuesday the 6th of June 2023, EU Athletes members gathered for the EU Athletes General Assembly 2023 in Bologna, Italy. Over 20 representatives of athlete and player associations from different sports and countries across Europe participated in the General Assembly this year.
The meeting focused on the discussions about EU Athletes priorities and activities, including policy work, EU funded projects and the ISU case. The participants also engaged in workshops to discuss the key issues and build the future work of EU Athletes to best support the athlete associations and the European athletes.
In 2023, four candidates stood for the elections for the Board positions. Simon Keogh (RPI) and Marc Leroy (United Athletes) were re-elected to the Board of EU Athletes for terms of three and two years respectively. Julie Campassens (SNB) and Line Ottersen Dahlberg (NISO) were elected to the Board for a three years term each.
The General Assembly was followed by the Board meeting, during which Natalia Orive (AJFSF) was elected as the President of EU Athletes and Simon Keogh (RPI) as the Vice-President.
The members thanked Brendon Batson, who has decided to step down from his position as President this year, for his leadership and dedication over the past years.