Photo: Miroslav Cerar and Robert Perc, president of the European Ju Jitsu Federation
The European Ju Jitsu Federation Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award to Miro Cerar
Ljubljana Last weekend, the European Ju Jitsu Federation and the Slovenian Ju Jitsu Association held the Expert Technical Meeting – Event One within the framework of Good Governance for trainers, competitors, judges and officials from the field of ju jitsu. The event celebrated the 40th anniversary of establishing the European Ju Jitsu Federation and took place at the Olympic Nordic Centre Planica. From Friday to Sunday, 34 participants from 14 countries, members of the European Ju Jitsu Federation, discussed and prepared their views on the future of the ju jitsu sport and martial art, sports competitions, the duo system, ne-waze, management and organisation. The conclusions from the meeting will represent the basis for further development of the European Ju Jitsu Federation. Some proposals will also be sent to the International Ju Jitsu Federation as a proposal for implementation on the international level. Choosing the Nordic Centre for such an international event was not a coincidence, because the centre offers a wide variety of quality services in an exceptional natural environment. Participants were able to enjoy the wonderful views of the Slovenian mountains and the giant Planica ski-jump.On Saturday, 11 March 2017, Edvard Kolar, PhD, the General Secretary of the OCS-ASF, and Miro Cerar, the President of the Slovenian Olympic Academy, attended the workshop. Mr Kolar presented the highlights of the basic principles of good governance of sports organisations as regards the integrity, transparency, autonomy, responsibility and democratic principles of operations, which include cooperation and inclusion of all participants in a sports organisation.The Olympian Miro Cerar greeted the participants in the meeting room, which was adorned with images from Slovenian Olympic history. Due to a lucky coincidence, he began his speech while standing in front of a photograph of him on a pommel horse. He presented the operations of the European Fair Play Movement (he is the Vice-President of the Movement) and asked the participants to become members. After a brief summary of his sports career, he received warm applause and many participants wanted to shake his hand and express their respect. As Ambassador for Sport, Tolerance and Fair Play, Miro Cerar has greatly influenced the preparation of the code of ethics and promotion of the Fair Play Movement in Slovenian and European ju-jitsu. Within the framework of the European Fair Play Movement, he has cooperated with his friend Christian Blareau from France, the former president of the European Ju Jitsu Federation.
On behalf of the Management Board of the European Ju Jitsu Federation, he awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award to Miro Cerar for his brilliant sports career with exceptional results, his professionalism, his high ethical standards, his attitude towards life, people and nature, but especially for his inspiration in implementing the fair play standards in the European Ju Jitsu community.
for 2016 Fair Play Awards starts
VIENNA – EFPM The headquarters of the European Fair Play Movement announced the start of the nomination period for the traditional Fair Play Awards.As is known, EFPM has 5 awards each year.
These are the awards.
o The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma, made under the auspices of the European Olympic Committees
o The European Fair Play Diploma, made under the auspices of the European Olympic Committees
o The EFPM ‘Spirit of Fair Play’ Award
o The EFPM ‘Fair Play Flame’ Award (to an athlete, or a team under 18)
o The EFPM ‘Fair Play Vox’ Award, made under the auspices of AIPS Europe
Bidders who will fill in the attached joining slip must send the slip and the attached documents with the slip to the address written on the slip until April 30th.