FIE held Webinars for Administrators of National Federations

LAUSANNE, Switz., December 14, 2020—The FIE organised informational webinars for administrators of national fencing federations. The first programme, comprising three modules, was designed as a service to better acquaint staff of the FIE member federations with FIE resources and procedures in various essential, functional areas through a combination of theoretical and practical how-to guidelines and tips.

It was broadly welcomed by attendees from national federations and confederations, who enthusiastically requested more webinars. Participation in this first webinar programme, which is part of a series to be followed by more events with additional modules, included 158 individuals from the five continental regions.

The modules covered the following topics:

  • Module 1: FIE Functions and Resources
    • Effectively navigating the FIE web site (www.FIE.org) to find important information
    • Licences, changes of nationality
    • Process for participation in FIE competitions
    • Information due by national federations
  • Module 2: FIE Global Aid, Inclusion and Development Programs
    • Subsidies for federations participating in zonal and World Championships training camps and the FIE Annual Congress
    • FIE help in equipment and the FIE COVID Global Support Plans
    • Participation in the FIE Annual Congress, including processes to vote and present candidatures
  • Module 3: FIE Policies & good practices
    • Cyber security and communicating with the FIE
    • Safeguarding policies and the FIE Code of Conduct
    • Sustainability policies and how they may be implemented regionally

The webinars took place between Nov. 17 and Dec. 10 and were organised on a continental basis, accommodating different time zones and languages. Participants received an official FIE certificate of participation.

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