EHF Congress

The 14th Ordinary EHF Congress took place in Glasgow, Scotland from 18-20 June with the EHF Committee and various EHF commissions meeting, a motions dealt with and the awarding of the Men’s EHF EURO 2022, Women’s EHF EURO 2022 and the Men’s EHF EURO 2024.

The range of motions put before Congress dealt with changes and amendments to the statutes, regulations and the structure of the EHF with all proposed by the EHF and national federations.

Approved motions included the timing of the EHF Congress in the future to be held in odd years rather than even years; the EHF Treasurer to become vice president finance an additional person to join the Competitions Commission responsible for women’s club competitions; a new structure for the Nations Committees, Nations Board and Women’s Handball Board to ensure equal and fair representation and a change to the mandate of members of the Executive Committee ceasing at the end of the calendar year in which he or she becomes 70, with an extension of up to four years also possible.

Two changes to the EHF statutes were also agreed; one relating to the development of wheelchair handball, now allowing for the awarding of competitions for people with disabilities.

Additional proposals included the creation of a ‘protected disclosure advocate’ by the Irish Olympic Handball Association, which Congress agreed would be incorporated into the existing EHF legal system, as well as the formation of a new impartial body to decide compensation for future EHF presidents. The next EHF Congress, in April 2021, was awarded to Luxembourg.