The European Fair Play Movement

Awards

 

 

 

 

Statutes for EFPM Awards

The European Fair Play Awards have been established by the European Fair Play Movement (EFPM) with the aim of publicising and promoting the principles of Fair Play in Europe, and are made in recognition of services rendered by recipients over an undefined period – excluding the year in which the EFPM Executive Committee makes and presents the relevant Awards.

1. European Fair Play Awards, made under the patronage of the European Olympic Committees

Eligibility

These Awards will be given annually in the following two categories:

1.1. The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma, which is to be
awarded to:

• A national Fair Play organisation, or a sports organisation at an educational institution, for the contribution this organisation has made to the dissemination of the values and principles of Fair Play and tolerance, and/or the support this organisation has given to appropriate initiatives for the preservation and dissemination of ethical values in sport;

• An individual, either: for her/his personal contribution to, and/or services rendered to,
– the implementation of ethical values in sport;
– the development of a national Fair Play organisation;
– the education of young people or athletes in the spirit of Fair Play and tolerance;
– the study and better understanding of ethics in sport;
or: for making an outstandingly sportsmanlike gesture or acting in an outstandingly sportsmanlike manner during a sports event.

A maximum of one European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma will be awarded in each of the two categories listed above (i.e., a maximum of one for an organisation and one for an individual).

1.2. The European Fair Play Diploma, which is to be awarded to:

an organisation, as defined in paragraph 1.1 above, or to an individual, in consideration of a relevant contribution made by this organisation or individual to the preservation or implementation of ethical values in sport.
The number of European Fair Play Diplomas to be awarded will be determined by the Awards Committee. A maximum of two will be given annually, depending on the quality of applications received.

The Submission Process

Applications for all the above categories of Award may be made by:

• a national Fair Play organisation;
• a European Olympic Committee; or
• a member of the EFPM Executive Committee,

and must be submitted to the EFPM Secretariat so that it reaches the Secretariat before the deadline, which is to be fixed by the EFPM Executive Committee for each year.

The Decision-Making Process

Decisions as to which persons, groups or institutions are to receive the above- mentioned Awards will be taken by the EFPM Awards Committee, and will be announced at the annual General Assembly of the EFPM.

The Awards will be presented by the EFPM during the annual EFP Congress – or by the organisation that has submitted the relevant proposal, at its seat.

2. The EFPM ‘Spirit of Fair Play’ Award

Eligibility

The EFPM ‘Spirit of Fair Play’ Award may be given to a team, club, sports federation, public or private institution, organisation or group of spectators / fans / individuals in recognition of the following:

• Projects and campaigns designed to prevent discrimination and violence of all kinds;
• Projects and campaigns which use sport as a tool for positive social change, social integration and the breaking down of barriers;
• Acts of fairness on the part of players, fans, officials, etc. towards competitors, organisations, etc., which take place during or in connection with sports competitions;
• Exemplary behaviour maintained over a long period, and commitment to fairness on or outside the sports field;
• Developing and carrying out projects or campaigns which aim to encourage sportsmanship, exemplary behaviour and the principles of Fair Play;
• Developing and carrying out projects or campaigns which aim to combat child labour and to protect the rights of workers producing Olympic goods and sportswear;
• Work carried out with children and young people which aims to educate them in subjects such as Fair Play, tolerance and the discouragement of discrimination, and to help them better understand these values.

The Submission Process

Proposals may be submitted by individuals, by sports federations, or by public or private institutions.

A report describing the event concerned (in the form of a written document, accompanied by photographs, videos and if necessary other relevant supporting material) confirming the realisation of the project and providing reasons for the making of an Award should first be sent via e-mail to Ioannis Psilopoulos, EFPM General Secretary, at the following address: ipsilopoulos@windtools.gr
If submitted in a language other than English, the said report must include a brief English summary.

A written version of the initial report (accompanied by photographs, videos and if necessary other relevant supporting material) should then be sent by post to Ioannis Psilopoulos, EFPM General Secretary, at the following address: 31, Kodringtonos Str., GR-10343 Athens, Greece.
The deadline for submissions to reach the EFPM General Secretary is 31st March in each year.

Self-nomination is permitted.

The Decision-Making Process

Decisions as to who will receive EFPM ‘Spirit of Fair Play’ Awards will be taken by the EFPM Awards Committee, and will be announced at the annual EFPM General Assembly. The making of Awards in this category is entirely at the discretion of the EFPM. Awards will be made only if the Awards Jury receives suitable proposals on behalf of candidates who are considered by this Jury to be worthy of an Award.

3. The EFPM ‘Fair Play Flame’ Award

The target group for the EFPM ‘Fair Play Flame’ Award is young people up to the age of 18 (this figure being calculated according to the year in which the candidate turns 18).

Eligibility

The EFPM ‘Fair Play Flame’ Award may be given to a team, class or individual for any of the below-listed or similar accomplishments, all of which are designed to have a positive influence on society or on the environment:

• Exemplary behaviour or acts of Fair Play during sports competitions;
• Helping friends or schoolmates who are in trouble, either at school or elsewhere;
• Helping to organise cultural or sports events, or events designed to assist orphanages, homes for the handicapped or homes for socially-deprived children;
• Helping elderly people who are in need of support;
• Actions taken at public events, or the organising of public events, which are designed to preserve or enhance the environment.

It is, of course, participants themselves who are to choose the exact type of activity they wish to organise – the one they feel is the most appropriate and the one most likely to light the flame of friendship, tolerance and togetherness.

The Submission Process

Proposals may be submitted by individuals, by schools, by classes, by sports federations, or by public or private institutions.

A report describing the event concerned (in the form of a written document, accompanied by photographs, videos and if necessary other relevant supporting material) confirming the realisation of the project and providing reasons for the making of an Award should first be sent via e-mail to Ioannis Psilopoulos, EFPM General Secretary, at the following address: ipsilopoulos@windtools.gr
If submitted in a language other than English, the said report must include a brief English summary.

A written version of the initial report (accompanied by photographs, videos and if necessary other relevant supporting material) should then be sent by post to Ioannis Psilopoulos, EFPM General Secretary, at the following address: 31, Kodringtonos Str., GR-10343 Athens, Greece.
The deadline for submissions to reach the EFPM General Secretary is 31st March in each year.

Self-nomination is permitted.

The Decision-Making Process

Decisions as to who will receive EFPM ‘Fair Play Flame’ Awards will be taken by the EFPM Awards Committee, and will be announced at the annual EFPM General Assembly. It is recommended that two (2) ‘Fair Play Flame’ Awards should be made annually – one reflecting the public’s choice plus one decided on by the EFPM Executive Committee. The making of that Award which is to be decided on by the EFPM Executive Committee is entirely at the discretion of the EFPM. This Award will be made only if the Awards Jury receives suitable proposals on behalf of candidates who are considered by this Jury to be worthy of an Award.

Please take note of the following:
This is a great opportunity to involve the general public by allowing not only participants in the annual EFP Congresses and EFPM General Assemblies, but also visitors to these Congresses and General Assemblies, to vote for their favourite Fair Play project in the ‘Public’s Choice’ category. An exhibition presenting all the projects submitted for Awards is to be organised during each EFP Congress and EFPM General Assembly so that both participants in these events and visitors to them can vote for their favourite act of Fair Play.
However, the most important reward for those teams, classes or individuals who receive these Awards will be the gratitude of those people who have benefited from the acts of Fair Play and tolerance concerned.

4. The EFPM ‘Fair Play Vox’ Award, made under the auspices of AIPS Europe

Eligibility

The EFPM ‘Fair Play Vox’ Award is designed solely for institutions and companies involved with the printed, broadcast or electronic media, and for the people who work in them (for example, journalists and reporters working for newspapers, magazines, television channels, etc.). It is made in the knowledge that the media play a key role in encouraging society to adopt positive ethical values and in promoting general acceptance of the values of Fair Play and tolerance.

The EFPM ‘Fair Play Vox’ Award is given by the EFPM under the auspices of AIPS Europe for the following:

• long-term commitment to ethical values;
• contributing to the promotion of the principles of Fair Play and tolerance, educating one’s audience in the meaning of these subjects, and promoting intercultural understanding;
• helping to ban the use of so-called ‘war language’ and of other forms of disrespectful language in the media with regard to opponents and opposing competitors, fans, etc.;
• organising or giving support to campaigns which aim to encourage the development of sport and of a sense of social responsibility;
• implementing or promoting anti-doping measures and educational programmes designed to combat doping;
• organising or promoting projects which focus on communication for positive social change;
• organising or promoting activities designed to ensure better physical and/or emotional health for children and young people.
The Submission Process

Proposals may be submitted by individuals, by schools, by classes, by sports federations, by public or private institutions, or by mass media institutions.

A report describing the event concerned (in the form of a written document, accompanied by photographs, videos and if necessary other relevant supporting material) confirming the realisation of the project and providing reasons for the making of an Award should first be sent via e-mail to Ioannis Psilopoulos, EFPM General Secretary, at the following address: ipsilopoulos@windtools.gr
If submitted in a language other than English, the said report must include a brief English summary.

A written version of the initial report (accompanied by photographs, videos and if necessary other relevant supporting material) should then be sent by post to Ioannis Psilopoulos, EFPM General Secretary, at the following address: 31, Kodringtonos Str., GR-10343 Athens, Greece.
The deadline for submissions to reach the EFPM General Secretary is 31st March in each year.

Self-nomination is permitted.

The Decision-Making Process

Decisions as to who will receive EFPM ‘Fair Play Vox’ Awards will be taken by a Jury consisting of two EFPM Executive Committee Members and one representative of AIPS Europe, and will be announced at the annual EFPM General Assembly. The Awards will be made in co-operation with AIPS Europe during the annual EFPM General Assembly, or during the AIPS Europe General Assembly, or during an event specially organised by the two aforementioned parties.

The making of Awards in this category is entirely at the discretion of the EFPM and AIPS Europe. Awards will be made only if the Awards Jury receives suitable proposals on behalf of candidates who are considered by this Jury to be worthy of an Award.
                                                                                                         


Winners of the EFPM Awards

The European Fair Play Awards, given jointly by the Association of European Olympic Committees and the EFPM, are now in the fourth year. There are new regulations governing the giving of these awards and winners will be chosen by a new jury. We congratulate the winners, who will now take their place in the annals of world sport.

European Fair Play Awards, Year 1996

The First EFPM Award was given by the decision of EFPM Executive Board for the Fair Play behavior at football competition between Turkey & Croatia in 1996 European Football Championship to

• Mr. Alpay Ozalan (Turkey)

European Fair Play Awards, Year 1997

 

The EFPM Award for the year 1997 was given to

• Yediot Ahronot Newspaper of Israel

because of their decision for electing Mrs. Ghada Shauaa, an athlete of Syria, as “The Athlete of the Year 1996”.

 

European Fair Play Awards, Year 1998

On 1998 the Statutes of the EFPM Awards was established. And according to this Awards Statutes, the first awards were given on 1999.

European Fair Play Awards, Year 1999

The European Fair Play Letter of Commendation;

Klub Fair Play Slovenskeho Olympijskeho Vyboru

The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for achievements in the development of a national Fair Play organization;

• Association Françoise pour un Sport sans Violence et pour le Fair Play

• Fair-Play – Initiative des deutschen Sports

• Schweizerischer Olympischer Verband

• Stichting Sport, Tolerantie en Fair Play, Netherlands

 

The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for contributions to the creation and development of a national Fair Play organization;

• Camara Municipal de Oeiras, Portugal

• Czech Club Fair Play

The European Fair Play Diploma for long-term personal contributions to the creation and development of a national Fair Play organization;

• Mr.Fernando Ferreira (Portugal)

• Mrs. Erica Terpstra (Netherlands)

• Mr. Dogan Sahin (Turkey)

 

European Fair Play Awards, for the Year 2000

The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for achievements in the development of a national Fair Play organization;

• National Olympic Committee of Lithuania

• Polski Komitet Olimpijski

• National Olympic Committee of Turkey

 

The European Fair Play Diploma for long-term personal contributions to the creation and development of a national Fair Play organization;

• Mr. Nicolai Dolgopolov (Russia)

• Mr. Jean Presset (Switzerland)

• Mr. Drago Ulaga (Slovenia)

 

European Fair Play Awards, for the Year 2001

The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for achievements in the development of a national Fair Play organization;

• “Sovlanut” (Tolerance) – the Non – Partisan Movement Against Violence of Israel

The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for contributions to the creation and development of a national Fair Play organization and education of athletes in the spirit of Fair Play;

• Czech Foundation of the National Team

The European Fair Play Diploma for the long-term personal contributions to the creation and development of a national Fair Play organization;

• Mr. Durim Tabaku (Albania)

• Mr. Albert Azaryan (Armenia)

 

European Fair Play Awards, for the Year 2002

The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for contribution made to spread of the values and principles of Fair Play and Tolerance;

• Europäische Akademie des Rheinland-Pfälzischen Sports, Trier (Germany)

The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for the development of a national Fair Play organization;

• Mr. Sinan Erdem, President of the NOC of Turkey

The European Fair Play Diploma for contribution made to spread of the values and principles of Fair Play and Tolerance;

• Russian Fair Play Committee

The European Fair Play Diploma for personal contribution rendered to the implementation of values of sport;

• Mrs. Anat Dreygor (Israel)

The European Fair Play Diploma for personal contribution rendered to the implementation of values of sport;

• Mr. Jure Kosir (Slovenia)

European Fair Play Awards, for the Year 2003

The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for the development of a national Fair Play Organisation:

• “Foundation of Olympic and Sport Education”, Greece

European Fair Play Diploma for the development of a national Fair Play Organisation:

• “The Sportsmanship Trophy-Malta”

European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for the contribution made to the spread of the values and principles of Fair Play and Tolerance:

•Mr. Senes Erzik, Vice-President of UEFA and President of the Fair Play and Security Council of FIFA

European Fair Play Awards, for the Year 2004

The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for the development of a national Fair Play Organisation:

•”Vienna Institute for Development and Co-operation”, Austria

European Fair Play Diploma for the development of a National Fair Play Organisation:

•”Comite Olympique et Sportif Luxemburgeois”, Luxembourg

European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for the contribution made to the spread of the values and principles of Fair Play and Tolerance:

•”Mr. Miran Stanovnik”, Slovenia

•”Mr. Albert Thiel”, Germany

•”Richard Krajicek”, The Netherlands

European Fair Play Awards, for the Year 2005

European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for the development of a national Fair Play Organisation:

•Voleyball Team “Slavia Sport School Trencin” Slovak Republic

European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma for the contribution made to the spread of the values and principles of Fair Play and Tolerance:

• Pranas Majauskas, Lithuania

European Fair Play Diploma for the contribution made to the spread of the values and principles of Fair Play and Tolerance:

• Carmen Ross Macheriotou, Cyprus

 

EUROPEAN FAİR PLAY AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2006

• European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma:
BNEI HERZELIYA ORGANISATION (BHO), (Israel)

•European Fair Plaque of Merit and Diploma,
Mrs. MARTIN GABLIK and RUDOLF BOSJAK, (Slovak Republic)

European Fair Play Diploma,

Mr. ALGIS DAUMANTAS, (Lithuania)

• European Fair Play Diploma MUSEUM OF SPORTS AND TOURISM, (Poland)

 

European Fair Play Awards 2007

• The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma
the OLYMPIC AND SPORTS LIBRARY (Turkey)

• The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma
Prof Dr. VLADISLAV STOLYAROV (Russia)

• The European Fair Play Diploma
Mr. STELIOS ANGELOUDIS (Greece)

• The European Fair Play Diploma
Mr. TOMASPITONAK(Slovakia)

 

European Fair Play Awards 2008

• The European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma
Mr.Miroslav PODBORSKY (Czech Republic)

• The European Fair Play Diploma
Mr.Algimantas JUCEVICIUS (Lıthuania)

• The European Fair Play Diploma
Prof.Dr. Yılmaz BÜYÜKERŞEN(Turkey)

 

European Fair Play Awards 2009

• Plaque of Merit and Diploma (Organization)
To the Royal Dutch Hockey Federation for its remarkable contribution made to the wide – spread of the Fair Play values and principles.

•Diploma (Organization)
To the Cyprus Basketball Federation, for strongly and decisively supporting numerous initiatives for the preservation of ethical values in sports and for the promotion of the Fair Play ideals.

•Plaque of Merit and Diploma (Individuals)
To Jan – Peter Peckolt and Hannes Peckolt from Germany, winners of the Bronze Medal in the 49er class in the Olympic Sailing Contest in Qingdao for their remarkable gesture during the said event, promoting this way the ethical values of sport (proposal from the German Olympic Sports Confederation)

 

European Fair Play Awards 2010

• Plaque of Merit and Diploma (in memoriam)
Piotr NUROWSKI (1945-2010) former President of the Polish Olympic Committee

•Plaque of Merit and Diploma (Organization)
KRONEN ZEITUNG (Austrian Newspaper)

•Diplomas (Individuals)
Romas BERNOTAS (President of the Lithuanian Association of Amateur Running, professor of Physical Education)

 

European Fair Play Awards 2011

• Plaque of Merit and Diploma
Jiri PRUDİL(Cze)

•Plaque of Merit and Diploma (Organization)
The Lithuanian Museum of Sports

•Diplomas (Individuals)
Edward Bugala ( Pol)
Dominik Hrbaty( Svk)

European Fair Play Awards 2012

*Plaque of Merit and Diploma (Organization)

The Hospital School of Ledina Primary School of Ljubliana (Slovenya)

*Plaque of Merit and Diploma (İndividuals)

Mr. Efstathios GEROSIDERIS (Greece)

*Diploma (Organization)

SPOR A.Ş İstanbul (Turkey)

*Diploma (İndividual)

Miss Christiana Pavlou (Cyprus)

 

 European Fair Play Awards 2014

 

*European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma (Organization)

European University Sports Association (EUSA)

*European Fair Play Diploma (Organization)

Lay Fair Code –For Integrity in Sports (Austria)

*European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma (Individuals)

Tomas Slovak – Ice-Hockey (Slovakia)

*European Fair Play Diploma (Individuals)

Vit Auermueller and Antonin Belik – mountain climbers (Czech Republic)

*European Fair Play Diploma (Organization)

Play Fair Code – For Integrity in Sports (Austria)

 

European Fair Play Awards 2015

 

*European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma (Organization)

The Hellenic Olympic Academy

*European Fair Play Plaque of Merit and Diploma (Individuals)

Ms Daniela Iraschko- Stolz ( Austria)

*The Spirit Award

Ms Birgitta Kervinen ( Former ENGSO President)

*The Vox Award

AIPS Europe (Mr. Nicolai Dolgopolov- AIPS Vice President)

*The Flame Award

Bursaspor U 11 Team (Turkey)

European Fair Play Awards 2016

       

 * Plaque of Merit to the International Kosice Peace Marathon (SVK)

*EFP Diploma to Mr. Jan Bobrovsky (CZE)

*EFPM Fair Play SPIRIT Award to the National Plan for Ethics in Sport (POR) and to the Homeless World Cup Austria (AUT)

*EFPM Fair Play VOX Award in association with AIPS Europe to Mr. Michalis Mertzianidis (GRE)