The Association of European Olympic Academies was established in Ljubljana (SLO)

Representatives of 23 National Olympic Academies have gathered in Ljubljana to establish the Association of European Olympic Academies (ENOA), an institution with the aim to inspire people and promote the Olympic Philosophy and Ideals.

This outstanding event brought together lots of personalities of the international sports community including the President of the European Olympic Committees, Janez Kocijancic, the President of the European Paralympic Committee, Ratko Kovacic, and the President of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia, Bogdan Gabrovec. The EFPM was represented by its Vicepresident, Miroslav Cerar. The President of the International Olympic Academy, Isidoros Kouvelos, underlined in his welcome speech:

The idea of joining forces will strive and partnership will excel, creating a fertile ground for developing our way of thinking, to be able to listen to, inspire each other and to understand that one of the most important things in life is to share our beliefs and ideas. Only then, will the fundamental principles of the Olympic Movement become an integral part of our living.”

The European Fair Play Movement acknowledges with pleasure and pride that Manfred Lämmer, EFPM Honorary Member, former EFPM Vice-President, was elected ENOA's President. The European Fair Play Movement warmly congratulates Manfred and wishes him the very best for his tenure and work ahead.