After reviewing the outcome of an online survey involving the participants before they travelled to Luxembourg earlier this weekend, the attendees worked in groups to discuss the items on the agenda and agree on their proposals before sharing these with the rest of the assembly.
CEV President Boricic said: “Today we convened some sort of European Volleyball parliament in order to improve Europe’s most prestigious club competition. We decided that we would welcome any remarks, positive and negative, and we encouraged the attendees to have an open discussion in what was a truly historic forum gathering all key stakeholders in volleyball. Our intention is to make something bigger out of this competition – much more than a volleyball tournament, but rather an event that everyone wants to be a part of, promoting our top players so that they become global stars known also outside of the volleyball family. We have to work together and act as a team as volleyball, which is a team sport, requires, so that together we can think bigger and achieve something bigger for the good of the whole volleyball family.”
Speaking about the event, FIVB General Director Fabio Azevedo said: “It was a pleasure to be in Luxembourg today to discuss a key competition on the international volleyball calendar and to be able to share views on the competition’s future. Further discussion with the CEV and the other confederations is crucial as we continue to work on bringing volleyball to new audiences worldwide and we put the final touches to preparations for this year’s inaugural edition of the Volleyball Nations League.”
The CEV will study the outcome of the discussions in Luxembourg today to ensure the CEV Volleyball Champions League evolves with the times and remains a benchmark in volleyball, and across all team sports.