FIM Europe

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FIM Europe
FIM Europe logo.png
SportMotorcycling
JurisdictionEurope
Founded1995
AffiliationFIM
Affiliation date1997
HeadquartersRome, Italy
PresidentWolfgang Srb[1][2]
Official website
www.fim-europe.com
Europe

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

History[edit]

Logo of the UEM

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.

At an Extraordinary General Assembly held in November 2012, a motion was passed to rename the organisation to FIM Europe.[3] This brought the name in line with the other Continental Unions.

As of December 2017, FIM Europe has 47 National Federations (FMNs) and 6 Regional Motorcycling Associations as members.[4]

European Championships by FIM Europe[1][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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2017 Yearbook" (PDF). FIM Europe. 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  2. ^ "Wolfgang Srb is the new FIM Europe President". MXGP. 2014-07-06. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  3. ^ "UEM Extraordinary General Assembly in Monaco". Fim Europe. 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  4. ^ "At A Glance". Fim Europe. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-12-04.

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