Lausanne (SUI) 13-23 November 2020

Welcome to the first online FEI General Assembly 2020.

Please use the menu tabs below to navigate through the different sections of this edition where we have collated all the information relevant to the 2020 edition, from the logistics to all the meeting documents (including the annexes and the minutes), as well as the ultimate tab where you can watch the entire General Assembly on replay.

Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Welcome by the FEI President and the FEI Secretary General

There is no doubt in any one’s mind that this has been an extremely challenging year at every level, requiring every individual and organisation to adapt and change in the face of a global pandemic.

This online General Assembly – the first of its kind – is one among countless repercussions we have had to contend with, and in many ways, it is a test of our systems and our adaptability, which we have decided to welcome with open arms.

Given its online nature, the FEI is effectively hosting this General Assembly however, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the National Federation of South Africa for their flexibility and enthusiasm, and delaying their bid to host the GA from 2020 to 2021 when we will all hopefully be able to meet in person again.

As you will see from the new display and GA hub structure, we have done everything in our power to make this special “online” edition a success, by simplifying the user journey to access all the relevant information so that distance cannot get in the way of progress and our firm commitment to transparency and good governance.

As you may know, since 2017 we have made all annexes for the GA as well as agendas, presentations and rules revisions processes and feedback available publicly in line with the transparency principle defined by the Association of Sports Olympic International Federation (ASOIF).

You will find all this information by navigating through the tabs above, including the timetable for the online GA week as well as all the relevant deadlines, documents, news and links to watch the General Assembly on 23 November live as it unfolds or in Replay depending on your timezone! As any GA, a live stream is available to the public, and for our members, we have a dedicated platform allowing them to interject and vote as they would customarily. We will also have our regular “Sessions” which take place on 21 November and will cover rule changes where again, all member delegates will have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions to the relevant representatives, allowing for as much dialogue as possible given the online format.

We are a service organisation driven by our mission to drive and develop equestrian sport globally in a modern, sustainable and structured manner with guaranteed integrity, athlete welfare, equal opportunity and a fair and ethical partnership with the horse. And this applies in all times and all situations, even as we tackle a global pandemic.

We look forward to a very productive online General Assembly and would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to every individual and organisation – both professional and amateur – in the equestrian world. 

Thank you for your time, #StaySafe

Ingmar De Vos
FEI President
Sabrina Ibáñez
FEI Secretary General
Programme of the week
(click on any meeting to be redirected to the relevant meeting documents)
Last update: 19 November 2020
Friday and Saturday 13 and 14 November
  Regional Group Meetings
Sunday 15 November
  Continental Associations Meetings
Monday 16 November
  HQ internal follow-up of Regional Group/Continental Associations Meetings
Tuesday 17 November
15:00 - 19.00 Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday 18 November
14:00 - 18:00 Board Meeting I
Friday 20 November
  HQ internal follow-up on Board Meeting
Saturday 21 November
12:00 - 13:30 Session 1: Anti-doping
14:00 - 16:30 Session 2: Rules
Sunday 22 November
  HQ internal follow-up on Sessions
Monday 23 November (afternoon CET)
12:00 - 16:30 Ordinary General Assembly
Wednesday 25 November
15:00 - 17:00 Board Meeting II

All documentation (minutes, agenda and annexes, presentations and any additional documents) from the various meetings will be published and accessible in the corresponding tabs below.

22 September
The Online Registration Platform opens for National Federations
26 October 2020 - Publication of General Assembly Agenda and Annexes
FEI publishes the agenda and annexes of the General Assembly week on Inside.fei.org (FEI Statutes, Annex I, Article 2.2). 
28 October 2020 * - Deadline for submission of the Power of Attorney 

Final deadline to provide the FEI with the Power of Attorney Form to francisco.lima@fei.org or by fax (+41 21 310 47 60) (FEI Statutes, Annex I, Article 3.3).

The Power of Attorney Form will be sent to the National Federations, attached to the email inviting them to register their delegate(s). The Power of Attorney Form is interactive and can be completed electronically.

* This deadline has been set earlier than usual for organisational reasons.

29 October 2020 - Training Session 1 for Online Platform
03 November 2020 - Training Session 2 for Online Platform
05 November 2020 - Training Session 3 for Online Platform
Each National Federation is required to sign up and attend one Training Session.
01 February 2021

The minutes the FEI Ordinary General Assembly and Group Meetings are published on Inside.fei.org (FEI Statutes, Article 16.3).

26 November 2020 Images from the FEI Online General Assembly 2020
 

A selection of images from the FEI Online General Assembly 20209 are available to view and downloaded from the FEI flickr account. Should you have any questions or requests with regards to images from this event, please contact us.

23 November 2020 FEI Online General Assembly 2020 wrap-up
 

Thank you for attending the FEI Online General Assembly today. We have prepared a summary of all the key discussions and decisions, which can be found here.
We have also uploaded any presentations shown during the FEI General Assembly, and included the opening and closing statements by the FEI President.

You can also watch the FEI Online General Assembly on Replay, again, just go to the FEI General Assembly 2020 hub, and click on the relevant tab.

The last meeting to be held as part of the FEI Online General Assembly 2020 is the Board Meeting II on Wednesday 25 November, from which we will send an NF News with a full wrap-up summarising all the key discussions and decisions.

21 November 2020 FEI Rules Sessions - Summary of key discussions
 

We hope you enjoyed the FEI Online General Assembly 2020 Rules Sessions held today.

A combined summary of the key discussions from the two sessions: Anti-Doping Rules (Equine & Human) and Other Rules as well as the presentations from each of the sessions are available here.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday at 12:00 CET for the FEI Online General Assembly 2020.

19 November 2020 Coming next on Saturday 21 November: Sessions
 

We look forward to “seeing” you at the virtual Sessions on Saturday 21 November, with Anti-Doping at 12:00-13:30 CET and Rules at 14:00-16:30 CET, followed by the FEI Online General Assembly at 12:00-16:30 on Monday 23 November. Please remember to log on 30 minutes before the start time.

All the information around the virtual General Assembly 2020 week, including the timetable, annexes and wrap-ups from the various meetings, can all be found on the dedicated FEI General Assembly 2020 hub.

19 November 2020

FEI Board Meeting I - Wednesday 18 November 2020 wrap-up

 

A summary of the key discussions and decisions from the FEI Board Meeting I (via videoconference), part of the FEI Online General Assembly 2020, can be found here. The wrap-up provides a comprehensive summary of all the key topics addressed, including allocations, appointments and Resolutions, as well as extensions to existing Resolutions in relation to Covid-19. 

We would like to highlight that several of these Resolutions were passed as Emergency Board Resolutions under Article 20.3 of the FEI Statutes, and National Federations therefore have until 19 December 2020 to signify their disapproval by sending an email to Francisco P. Lima, Director Governance & Institutional Affairs.

08 October 2020 FEI General Assembly 2020 - Registration Opens Today (reminder)
 

We would like to remind you that the registration process for the FEI General Assembly 2020 closes tomorrow!

If you have not registered yet, please make sure you complete the process swiftly. 

You may refer to the communications (see below) dated 22 September regarding systems in place as well as the key deadlines. It is extremely important that all National Federations comply with this year’s specific registration process, and we are extremely grateful for your cooperation so that we can ensure your statutory rights and a successful online General Assembly.

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact feigeneralassembly@fei.org.

 

22 September 2020 FEI General Assembly 2020 / Registration Opens Today
 

The registration for the online FEI General Assembly is now open.

As this is the first FEI General Assembly to be held online, we have outlined below the key dates, deadlines and principles which will guarantee smooth proceedings and ensure the statutory rights of all National Federations, in particular with regards to the right to participate, to speak and to vote. 

Note that the processes and the systems that have been developed for the FEI General Assembly 2020 are mirrored on the IOC Session, which took place in July and proved to be extremely efficient.

For more information, refer to related sections available in the menu above:

Principles & ProcessLogistics

Key dates & DeadlinesDeadlines

Programme of the weekTimetable

It is extremely important that all National Federations comply with this year’s specific registration process, and we are extremely grateful for your cooperation so that we can ensure your statutory rights and a successful online General Assembly.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact feigeneralassembly@fei.org.

 

14 August 2020 Online FEI General Assembly 2020 - Timetable
 

The FEI Board approved the new timetable for the FEI General Assembly 2020, which will be held electronically due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements and travel restrictions. Please note the dates have been moved due to all parameters which had to be taken into consideration for the organisation of an online General Assembly.

26 June 2020 FEI General Assembly 2020 moves online
 

The  FEI General Assembly 2020 will be held electronically, following the cancellation of the in-person meetings planned for Johannesburg (RSA) in November due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements and travel restrictions.

The FEI Board also voted unanimously to allocate the FEI General Assembly 2021 to South Africa.

The FEI is currently considering a number of electronic solutions for running the General Assembly online. Details will be communicated to National Federations in due course.

Read also the Press Release.

 

 

As this is the first FEI General Assembly to be held online, the logistics differ based on the role of attendees.

Only National Federations and Board Members are required to register. For all other participants such as MOU signatories, guests, media, and the general public, there is no need to register for the FEI General Assembly 2020.  

For all National Federations and Board Members, clear guidelines have been provided via NF News on 22 September and 8 October 2020 regarding the registration process including mandatory training sessions to test the platforms and familiarise members so they may fully express their statutory rights, in particular with regards to the right to participate, to speak and to vote. 

For all members of the public and stakeholders that do not have a speaking or voting right at the General Assembly, a live stream (also available in Replay) will be available as well as access to all the supporting documents and information around the General Assembly.

Please refer to the timetable for all session and meeting times as well as the deadlines for all the key dates, including the publication of annexes and minutes.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The FEI General Assembly has been live streamed on 23 November 2020 starting at 12:00 CET.