Budapest, Hungary, 14 July 2019 – ParaVolley Europe president Branko Mihorko elaborated on exciting plans to widen the base and expand activities throughout the continent, speaking at the organisiation’s General Assembly held today at the Hungarian capital ahead of the 2019 Sitting Volleyball European Championships which begin Monday.
Mihorko mentioned plans and visions for the further development of mini volley, the permanent inclusion of sitting volleyball in multi-sport competitions of the European Paralympic movement and the introduction of official club competitions, while stressing the importance of getting more people from more countries involved.
He also highlighted the introduction of new technologies starting with the current Sitting Volleyball European Championships with an emphasis on digital collaboration and online distribution of information, in an effort to increase transparency and reduce workloads and paperwork for all concerned.
All the new plans for future competitions will be presented in detail on Friday, alongside presentations from candidate organisers for upcoming ParaVolley Europe events. The Assembly, which featured 19 nations with voting rights, also re-elected Paul Harmsen of the Netherlands as Vice-President.
In addition the confirmation was approved of Zdravko Hranic of Croatia as Sports Director, Guido Pasciari of Italy as Marketing Director and Isabelle Collot of France as Communications Director. Una Dzalba of Latvia was elected for the first time as Development Director.