Very much to the regret of all involved in the preparations of the FICEP-FISEC Games 2020, we have had to decide, in close co-operation with our friends of FICEP and DJK, to cancel the upcoming Games, due to the Covid-19 outbreak in many countries worldwide, including Germany.
Although the Games would not take place until mid July, it was considered too much of a health and economic risk to continue with the preparations in a time of great uncertainty.
On behalf of the FISEC Bureau, I would like to thank all those within the COJFI (Organising Committee) for the FICEP-FISEC Games 2020, in particular DJK for their efforts and their professionalism in dealing with this unexpected crisis.
We know that all participating countries appreciate this decision and we sincerely hope that, at a later stage, we will be able to make arrangements for future games.
To DJK, who were hosting these FICEP-FISEC Games during their 100th anniversary year, we wish them an opportunity later this year, to celebrate together this important event.
I wish you and your loved ones good health and wisdom to deal with this crisis.
The annual FISEC General Assembly took place last weekend in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The programme consisted of meetings of the pedagogical and cultural Commission (CIRPP) and the technical commission (CTI) on Thursday and Friday and the General Assembly on Saturday December 1st.
The majority of FISEC member countries participated and also meetings were arranged with FICEP, the organisation with which we have been collaborating since 2014.
Within the commissions both strategic and practical issues were discussed and work to be done defined. On the practical level the focus was on the preparations for the games next year in Duisburg Germany, which will be a joint FICEP-FISEC event. The Duisburg games will be held from 16-22 July, 2020.
Venue: The accommodation of the participants will be in a private University Campus called Arca Vitan
Sports on the programme: so far the inscriptions are such that we will have on the programme for both boys and girls: swimming, athletics, basketball, volleyball and futsal (boys only). Additional inscriptions in these sports are still possible.
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History of the the partnership between FISEC and FICEP
Although both FICEP and FISEC have a long history of organising Games, the partnership between these two federations started in 2011 and the first edition of the joint games, was organised in 2014 in Strebersdorf, Austria (near Vienna). It followed the second edition in Beauvais (France) in 2016 and the 3rd edition in Genk (Flanders, Belgium) in 2018.
This will be the 4th edition, organised in Bucharest, Romania, between 15th and 21st of July 2019.