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Creation

• Preliminary talks during and just after World War II between Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark   • Official creation 1962   • Founding members: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Sweden, Switzerland
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Objectives

• Strengthening human and cultural contacts across national borders through sport   • Promoting regular physical activity within companies   • Emphasizing the recreational and health enhancing character of grassroots sport
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Goals

• Organization of sport events   • Exchange of regular and systematic information on initiatives taken in company sport across national borders
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Tools

Summer games, winter games and various EFCS labelled events • First summer games in Eindhoven in 1977   • First winter games in Innsbruck in 1990   • First labelled event in Eindhoven in 1994
Summer Games 1977 Eindhoven, The Netherlands 1979 Göteborg, Sweden 1981 Hamburg, Germany 1983 Caister, United Kingdom 1985 Middelfart, Denmark 1987 Vienna, Austria 1989 Rovinj, Croatia 1991 Norrköping, Sweden 1993 Berlin, Germany 1995 Saragossa, Spain 1997 Trondheim, Norway 1999 Trentino, Italy 2001 Riga, Latvia 2003 Salzburg, Austria 2005 Clermont-Ferrand, France 2007 Aalborg, Denmark 2009 Rovinj, Croatia 2011 Hamburg, Germany 2013 Prague, Czech Republic 2015 Riccione, Italy 2017 Ghent, Belgium 2019 Salzburg, Austria 2022 Arnhem, Netherlands (2021 postponed COVID-19) 2023 Bordeaux, France Winter Games 1990 Innsbruck, Austria 1992 Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (cancelled Balkan war) 1994 Albertville, France 1996 Bled, Slovenia 1998 Lillehammer, Norway 2000 Cavalese, Italy 2002 Kajaani-Vuokatti, Finland 2004 Jaca, Spain 2006 Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic 2008 Gastein, Austria 2010 Les Saisies, France 2012 Fallun, Sweden 2014 Les Saisies, France 2016 Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy 2018 Kopaonik, Serbia 2022 Strbske Pleso, Slovakia (2020 postponed COVID-19) 2023 Moscow, Russia
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First president and first secretary general

1962-1964 Heinrich Wittig, Germany & Otto Sauter, Switzerland

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Next presidents and secretary generals

1964-1966 Heinrich Wittig, Germany & Otto Sauter, Switzerland   1966-1968 Ernst Zinng, Switzerland & Gerhard Hundt, Germany   1968-1969 Ernst Zinng, Switzerland & Gerhard Hundt, Germany   1969-1972 Ernst Zinng, Switzerland & H.P. Axt, Switzerland   1972-1973 Gerhard Hundt, Germany & Walter Westphal, Germany   1973-1976 Gerhard Hundt, Germany & Walter Westphal, Germany   1976-1978 Olle Arvidson, Sweden & Elof Rörvalll, Germany   1978-1980 Olle Arvidson, Sweden & Elof Rörvalll, Germany   1980-1982 Olle Arvidson, Sweden & Elof Rörvalll, Germany   1982-1984 Serge Sorber, Belgium & Gustaaf Van Hecke, Belgium   1984-1986 Serge Sorber, Belgium & Gustaaf Van Hecke, Belgium   1986-1988 Serge Sorber, Belgium & Gustaaf Van Hecke, Belgium   1988-1990 Serge Sorber, Belgium & Gustaaf Van Hecke, Belgium   1990-1992 Tage Carlsen, Denmark & Svend Moller, Denmark   1992-1994 Tage Carlsen, Denmark & Svend Moller, Denmark   1994-1996 Tage Carlsen, Denmark & Svend Moller, Denmark   1996-1998 Tage Carlsen, Denmark & Svend Moller, Denmark   1998-2000 Tage Carlsen, Denmark & Svend Moller, Denmark   2000-2002 Tage Carlsen, Denmark & Svend Moller, Denmark   2002-2004 Tage Carlsen, Denmark & Svend Moller, Denmark   2004-2006 Didier Besseyre, France & Musa Lami, Germany   2006-2008 Didier Besseyre, France & Musa Lami, Germany   2008-2010 Didier Besseyre, France & Musa Lami, Germany   2010-2014 Didier Besseyre, France & Musa Lami, Germany   2014-2018 Didier Besseyre, France & Musa Lami, Germany   2018-2022 Didier Besseyre, France & Musa Lami, Germany
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Creation Sport management

1998

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Creation Marketing management

1998

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Creation Sponsoring management

2007

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Creation Health management

2007

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Creation Diversity commission

2014

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Communication tools

Games bulletins: 05.05.2005 (The first one is from Riga).   Newsletter: first issue September 2005   Website: 05.10.2009   Booklet: first project 2003 listing the member federations and containing detailed information about them such as number of members/individuals affiliated, use of newsletter/magazine. 10.12.2009 first version of the actual booklet.   Flyer/Leaflet: 09.09.2008   Sponsor book: first edition 2016   Graphic rules manual: first edition 07.07.2007, second 18.10.2008.   Sports manual: first talks in 1996, first edition 20.01.2000 (Second version February 2000 for summer and winter games).   Social media: Facebook since 8.11.2010.   EFCS communication strategy: 23.02.2004.   EFCS goal, values and missions: 07.04.2004
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First EFCS conference

2008 in Riga

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First Erasmus+ project granted by EC

Active Workplace, Healthy Lifestyle 2014-2015

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Next Erasmus+ projects

•         EMoCS European Meetings of Company Sport 2018-2019   •         HEMA Healthy Employee, Mobile and Active 2019-2022   •         WAC Workplace Active Certificate 2020-2021   •         SWiNG Supporting Women IN achieving their Goals 2019-2020   •         Partner  EOSE S2A 2016-2018   •         Partner  PACTE Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe 2018-2020   •         Partner  SCforH Sports Clubs for Health 2020-2023   •         Partner  ESCSE European Social Charter for Sport Events 2021-2023  
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EFCS and EU

•         Official partner of European Week of Sport (EWoS)   •         Official partner of Healthy Workplaces Campaign   •         Participant in EU experts groups (i.e. HEPA, Advisory Group EWoS)   •         Participant in formal and informal meetings with EU services (i.e. Sport Forum)   •         Member of House of Sport

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