European Equestrian Federation Signs Memorandum of Understanding with FEI
Sunday, May 3, 2015
The European Equestrian Federation (EEF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the FEI. The organization is headquartered in Brussels (BEL) and was founded in 2010. A total of 43 of the FEI’s 133 National Federations are also members of the EEF, which is focused on maximising the potential and development of equestrian sport in Europe and globally. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the FEI Sports Forum 2015, which was attended by over 270 delegates, many of whom represented the FEI’s 27 National Federations based across Europe.
“On behalf of the EEF, I am very excited to take the next step forward in our relationship with the FEI”, said Dr Hanfried Haring, President of the European Equestrian Federation. “For us, this is the beginning of a new working environment where a continental federation is joining forces with the FEI and improving the already fruitful cooperation. The EEF will continue to strive for its mission values now in collaboration with the FEI.”
“The FEI has worked closely with the EEF ever since the organisation was created,” said FEI President Ingmar De Vos. “We are now looking forward to many more years of close collaboration with the EEF, and with the many other continental organisations we work with, as our sport grows within Europe and globally.”
MOU overview: The FEI decided in 2012 to use Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to better define its relationship with the different stakeholders. The MOUs cover universal issues such as FEI recognition, FEI Rules and Regulations, horse welfare, code of ethics, commitment to democratic processes, consultation, FEI General Assembly, FEI Sports Forum and meetings, governing law, dispute resolution, communication, and implementation. MOUs have already been signed with WHW, organisers and officials. Although recognition by the FEI does not entail voting rights at the FEI General Assembly, the MOUs formalise the relationship with the FEI, giving a voice to organisations working with the FEI in the development of equestrian sport.
European Equestrian Federation (EEF): www.euroequestrian.eu