Union Européenne de Motocyclisme

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Union Européenne de Motocyclisme
UEM
European Motorcycle Union Logo.svg
Sport Motorcycling
Jurisdiction Europe
Founded 1995
Affiliation FIM
Affiliation date 1997
Headquarters Rome, Italy
President Vincenzo Mazzi
Official website
www.uem-moto.eu
Europe

The Union Européenne de Motocyclisme (UEM) or European Motorcycle Union is the FIM affiliated federation responsible for Motorcycle sport within Europe.

History[edit]

On 5 September 1995 a meeting of representatives of seven national European motorcycle sport bodies took place in Munich. The goal of this meeting was to create a controlling body for motorcycling after the model of other continental organizations. Representatives from France, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Slovakia, Portugal and Germany were present. With input from the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, a declaration of intent was adopted. This document stated the goals of the new organisation as being: to promote, develop and help spread motorcycling and its diverse sports amongst the constituent nations of the European Union. With a further meeting on 27 November 1995 in Bratislava, the national federations of Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania and the Czech Republic all expressed an interest in joining the proposed union.

At a meeting in Paris on 17 February 1996 the "union Européenne de Motocyclisme" was created as a controlling body of 21 national federations. Two committees were brought into being, whose fields of application were the sport and/or promotion, tourism, security and transport. The Union was officially recognised by the FIM in 1997 as a continental federation. Today the UEM numbers 43 federations amongst its members.

European Championships by UEM[edit]

Sport Competition name Competing
entities
First
held
Current holder Next Held every
Speedway European Pairs Speedway Championship National Pairs 2004  Czech Republic (2009) 2010 One year
Individual Speedway European Championship Individuals 2001 Russia Renat Gafurov (2009) 2010 One year
Individual Speedway Junior European Championship (U-19) Individuals 1998 Poland Przemysław Pawlicki (2009) 2010 One year
Team Speedway Junior European Championship (U-19) National Teams 2008  Poland (2009) 2010 One year
European Speedway Club Champions' Cup Clubs 1998 Ukraine Kaskad Rivne (2009) 2010 One year

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