CEV and FIVB renew alliance for the good of the sport


Article Mon, May 22 2023

This past Saturday, only a few hours before the highly anticipated and successful CEV Champions League Volley 2023 Super Finals, the members of the CEV Board of Administration came together in Turin, Italy, for their second plenary meeting of the year 2023. CEV President Aleksandar Boričić was delighted with the opportunity of hosting FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° for a visit which is further testament to the close and extremely productive cooperation established by the two organisations.

Members of the CEV Board of Administration portrayed after the meeting in Turin together with their guests from the FIVB

The FIVB and CEV Presidents re-affirmed their desire to work together for the good of the sport, with a focus on popularising Volleyball, increase participation at all levels and deliver appealing products, such as the event held this past Saturday at an almost sold-out Pala Alpitour in Turin. The CEV and FIVB have already shared for the past years a vision that has helped innovate and raise the profile of the sport to unprecedented heights – and they will continue to do so in a spirit of unity and by working as members of the same team.

Looking ahead, the CEV Board of Administration reviewed and discussed applications for the organisation of future major Volleyball and Beach Volleyball events – with further information due to follow in due course. With a focus on the years to come, the Board also finalised the proposal drafted for the delivery of the CEV’s strategic plan 2023-2028 – which will be presented to the Volleyball family later this year at the CEV General Assembly due to take place on September 2 in Brussels, Belgium.

FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° addressed members of the CEV BoA emphasising the good cooperation established by the two organisations

As good governance remains a priority for all (sports) organisations, the CEV will further work on its regulatory framework to ensure and improve consistency and transparency, thus aligning itself with the FIVB’s provisions and best practices in this regard.

In what is a truly special year for European Volleyball, since it coincides with the CEV’s 50th anniversary, discussions revolved around planned activities to celebrate the organisation’s golden jubilee as well, with a gala due to take place this coming September right on the eve of the CEV EuroVolley 2023 Men final matches in Rome.

CEV President Aleksandar Boričić is confident that European Volleyball will continue to go from strength to strength

As you did all witness on Saturday by watching this year’s Super Finals, European Volleyball is in good health, and you can be sure that it will continue to go from strength to strength!