01

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

02

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

03

Goals

• Organization of sport events

 

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

04

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

05

First president and first secretary general

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

06

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

07

Creation Sport management

1998

08

Creation Marketing management

1998

09

Creation Sponsoring management

2007

10

Creation Health management

2007

11

Creation Diversity commission

2014

12

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

13

First EFCS conference

2008 in Riga

14

First Erasmus+ project granted by EC

Active Workplace, Healthy Lifestyle 2014-2015

15

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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