Sad news as EOC President Janez Kocijancic has passed away

Sad news as EOC President Janez Kocijancic has passed away

It is with great sadness that the staff of the EOC EU Office learned of the death of the President of the European Olympic Committees, Janez Kocijancic. Both, as EOC Vice-President in the years 2013-2016 and in his time as President from 2016 onwards, he was closely connected with the EOC EU Office. Since 2016, he has played a major role in the organisation of the Office as Chairman of the Board of the EOC EU Office. It has always been a particular concern of him to build a cooperative and trusting relationship with the European Union. At the same time, he regularly pointed out that sport in Europe is organised on a pan-European level and that a European sports policy can only be successful if it also involves the National Olympic Committees and sports federations whose states do not belong to the EU. 

President Kocijancic represented the Olympic Movement on important occasions such as the Council meetings of the European Sports Ministers, the EU Sport Forum and was also a regular guest at the European Evening of Sport of the EOC EU Office. At all these meetings, he always worked hard to ensure that the societal role of the Olympic sports movement was sufficiently understood and recognised by politicians.  

With Janez Kocijancic, the Olympic movement loses one of its leading personalities. The EOC EU Office wishes his family the strength to get through this difficult time and sends the warmest condolences. 

 

With kind regards. 

 

Folker Hellmund 

Director EOC EU Office   

 

Recent Posts

Belgian Olympic Academy 2025 open for application!

The Belgian Olympic Academy has opened its registration procedure for the 2025 edition of the training programme. In collaboration with Universiteit Gent, the Université Catholique de Louvain, and the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (BOIC), the Academy aims to enhance management skills in sports organisations through innovative academic and practical approaches to leadership. Scheduled from January 2025, […]

Read More
SIGGS 3.0 Mid-Term Meeting

The EOC EU Office hosted a productive mid-term meeting for the SIGGS 3.0 project this week in Brussels, showcasing significant progress and exciting future plans for the updated Good Governance self-evaluation tool. The consortium is on track to finalise all 31 topics across six dimensions by the end of August and extends thanks to the […]

Read More
Formation of political groups in the European Parliament

Political groups in the European Parliament are currently being formed with newly-elected MEPs. The European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group  has been constituted with Nicola Procaccini (Fratelli d’Italia, Italy) and Joachim Brudziński (PiS, Poland) elected as co-chairmen. 6 vice-chairs have been elected and the group now includes 84 MEPs. The Greens/EFA Group elected Bas Eickhout […]

Read More

Related Posts

July 12, 2024
Belgian Olympic Academy 2025 open for application!

The Belgian Olympic Academy has opened its registration procedure for the 2025 edition of the training programme. In collaboration with Universiteit Gent, the Université Catholique de Louvain, and the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (BOIC), the Academy aims to enhance management skills in sports organisations through innovative academic and practical approaches to leadership. Scheduled from January 2025, […]

July 12, 2024
SIGGS 3.0 Mid-Term Meeting

The EOC EU Office hosted a productive mid-term meeting for the SIGGS 3.0 project this week in Brussels, showcasing significant progress and exciting future plans for the updated Good Governance self-evaluation tool. The consortium is on track to finalise all 31 topics across six dimensions by the end of August and extends thanks to the […]

July 5, 2024
Formation of political groups in the European Parliament

Political groups in the European Parliament are currently being formed with newly-elected MEPs. The European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group  has been constituted with Nicola Procaccini (Fratelli d’Italia, Italy) and Joachim Brudziński (PiS, Poland) elected as co-chairmen. 6 vice-chairs have been elected and the group now includes 84 MEPs. The Greens/EFA Group elected Bas Eickhout […]

About us

The EOC EU Office is the House of European Sport, representing the European Olympic Committees (EOC), the IOC and other major sport organisations to the European institutions in Brussels.
CONTACT
crossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram