General Assembly 2017

There was lots of change in the ENAS Executive Committee at this year’s General Assembly with both the President and Vice President stepping down from their roles.

Before the elections, there was some other business to attend to which was conducted without any major debate or disagreement.

General Secretary Mel Parker went through the minutes of the 2016 General Assembly and also any apologies received regarding 2017’s Assembly.

He then gave the floor to Henri ten Klooster (Treasurer) who outlined the financial statements for the year gone by and a comparison with previous years.

The presentation of financial statements also included the Auditor’s report.

Outgoing President Michelle Tanner followed that with a review of the ENAS Strategy 2014-17.

Building on member feedback, the strategy was based on the following elements: Conference, Knowledge Sharing, Representation and Recognition.

Michelle highlighted that the Strategy has delivered well beyond the objectives that were set out and has built solid foundations that will continue to inspire further developments for the organisation into the future.

Some of the main advancements included: increased participation by approximately 10% each year, becoming one of the founding European partner organisations for the European Week of Sport now in its 3rd cycle and key relationships established within the House of Sport in Brussels with virtual office and potential for future physical office base.

There was also a unanimous approval for the new ENAS strategy (2018-21)which has been centered on three new pillars.

With the focus now on enhanced services, advocacy and collaborations and a fit organisation, the goal is to continue enhancing ENAS and it’s profile with the European sporting sector.

Budget 2018 was presented with extra allowances for communications and outsourcing of some tasks.

Finally, it was time for the election of the new Executive Committee.

Mel Parker was voted in as president unopposed. The vacancy he left at General Secretary was filled by Bruno Almeida while Henri ten Klooster retained his position as Treasurer. Andrea Altmann was named as the new Vice President replacing Stephane Stievenart.

Two further EC members were elected by the 62 voting institutions present. They were Javier Rial Boubeta (University of Vigo) and Elisabetta Nones (University of Trento) while Ramune Zilinskiene (Vilnius Univeristy) also held her position on the committee.

Mel Parker is the new ENAS President.At the 20th Annual ENAS Forum & Assembly, which took place from 14th to 17th…

Geplaatst door ENAS (European Network of Academic Sports Services) op maandag 20 november 2017

We’d like to wish the new team the very best of luck going into the new year.

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