The members of the Executive Committee (EC) met for two-day sessions discussing the upcoming agenda.
The EC took place simultaneously in the hosting city of the 4th World Schools Championship of Beach Volleyball in Papeete, an event run by the USSP – French Polynesian School Sport Union. The members of the Executive Committee were welcomed by the President, Mr. Edouard Fritch and the Minister of Education, Mrs. Nicole Sanquer at the Presidentcy Palace.
The first session reported the activities of past 5 months of the Management Committee and the Continental Presidents. Assessing on their activities and past meetings.
After the organisation of the first 6 ISF events of the year, the communication unit introduced the first results of the livestreaming and the successful cooperation with Olympic Channel and Rsportz. Important features and numbers for the future development of the federation. The communication units also announced that a new logo and branding of the federation will be unveiled by September 2017.
The marketing unit announced the sponsoring from four major Chinese brands in the sector of nutrition, sportswear, sport equipment and casual clothing.
The chairs of each commission reported their activities and decision. The Educational Commission is composed of 5 members with different backgrounds. The Disciplinary Commission welcomes a new member and has introduced their final decision regarding two disciplinary cases of breaches from 2016 World Schools Championships. The Youth Council has suggested ideas that will have to be further developed for final agreement. The Advisory Board will be in charge of producing a few documents regarding the good-governance such as reports, codes and procedures.
The second session focused on the ISF events, starting with the report of the World Schools Championship 2017. Outcomes have shown a lot of positive feedbacks and very good organisations. In 2018, the ISF expects a very high-quality of organisation, as the report of the preliminary visit could already demonstrate it. In 2018, a new concept has been accepted; a school sport summer camp will be hosted by the Croatian School Sport Federation under two types or training – Elite Training and Multisport Training.
In 2019, a new event will enter the ISF calendar – a competition including dance and arts. As well as the Schools Beach Games which will include the Beach Volleyball and two new featured sports: Beach Soccer and Beach Tennis.
The EC also discussed about few policies in the General Competition Rules that needed to be clarified and updated and introduced at the next Executive Committee. The EC also decided on the attribution by simple majority for Gymnasiade 2020 – to take place in October 2017. On this Occasion, a Chinese delegation handed out their bid dossier (deadline set on 4th September). Besides, the bid of Gymnasiade 2022 is then open till the end of 2018 and the evaluation visit is scheduled for beginning of 2019.
The last major point was the programme of the technical seminar which will include various stakeholders with educational, sporting and civil society expertise.
The EC finalised the agenda of the next meetings:
- TC Seminar: 10-15 October 2017
- EC-II: 12-16 October 2017
- General Assembly: May 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- EC-I 2018: May 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- EC-II 2018: Moscow, Russia