“I would like to congratulate you for this important step of setting up the European Association. Multisport clubs have a lot to offer both to the world of sport, but also to society at large, by mobilising on a daily basis thousands of athlets in a broad range of disciplines and transmitting messages of team-work, perserverance, social inclusion, fiar play and respect to European Citizens. Sport is an integral part of our European cultural identity, buti t also has so much more to offer to society and I am a firm believer that actors such as Multisport Clubs can play a key role in conveying this message and maximising its impact.
Mrs. Androulla Vassilou,
Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
EMCA is a non-political and non-profit Association that inspires its activity to the principles expressed in the “Declaration on Multisport” signed in Brussels on January 8th 2013. Since 31st January 2017, EMCA has obtained the legal status of “Association Sans But Lucratif” according to the Belgian law.
The aim is the development and dissemination of sports as a mean of psycho-physical and moral integrity, promoting the activities of the affiliated sports clubs operating on European scale through the management of all forms of competitive sports, recreational activities including cultural entertainment and leisure activities, events, trips and social events and many other type of physical activity capable of maintaining the human body in shape.
Specifically, for the best achievement of corporate objectives, the Association may, among other things, perform the activity of operation, supervision and maintenance of facilities and equipment enabled to sport, organize competitions, championships, events among the sports clubs associated, as well as programs for starting, updating and improvement in the performance of sports promoted, with particular reference to youth activities and the exchange of good practice and sports among Multisport members.
The Association may also encourage the submission of projects in line with its objectives in international institutions, the European Union and the countries of origin of the national Multisport Clubs. Particular attention will be given to projects aimed at the fight against doping, intolerance and violence, access to sport for people with disabilities, to promote social inclusion of immigrants and gender equality and good governance as a result of the osmosis between professional and amateurial practice.
EMCA bodies (2021-2025):
- EMCA President: Federico Eichberg (Società Sportiva Lazio);
- President of the Assembly: Vanina Milanova (Levski Sport for All);
- Secretary General: Gina Luzzatto;
- Board: Bojan Mijatovic (HASK Mladost), Martijn Looren de Jong (Feyenoord), Malte Kalsbach (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Christina Tsilikgiri (Olympiacos SFP);
- Auditors: Mile Samardzic (SD Crvena Zvezda), Maximilian Ozpredek (Wiener Sport-Club), Balint Maté (Ferencvaros).
“Sport has the power to change the world.
It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.
It speaks to youth in a language they understand.
Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair.
It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.
It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination”.
Nelson Mandela, Laureus World Sports Awards (2000)