Istanbul was the site of the ETU elections for President, Vice-president and Council member. Sakis Pragalos, 57, was re-elected as President of ETU. Mr. Pragalos was the only candidate for the office of President.
Also, 4 Vice-presidents were elected:
Mr. Jesus Castellanos (ESP), Metin Sahin (TUR), Anatoly Terekov (RUS) and Angelo Cito (ITA). Also 15 Council members were elected. Mrs. Anna Vassalo became the first female Vice-president of ETU. Also President Pragalos appointed Mrs. Enggaard Kempf (DEN), Mrs. Effie Zikouli (GRE) and Mrs. Fresia Pérez (SWE) as Council member. Mr. Antonio Barbarino (GER) was appointed as Secretary-General, Mr. Alexander Minev (BUL) as deputy Secretary-General and Mr. Norbert Welu (LUX) as Treasurer. Also Mr. Slavi Binev (BUL), Mr. Fred Buitenhuis (NED) and Mr. Stefan Klawiter (GER) were appointed as Vice-president.
The following persons were elected as Council member:
- Andrei Georgiev (BUL)
- Constantin Apostol (ROU)
- Endrit Hoxha (ALB)
- Franjo Prot (CRO)
- Hassanne Sadok (FRA)
- Jose Luis Sousa (POR)
- Lesik Samandhziya (UKR)
- Martin Fleming (IRE)
- Miklos Patakfalvy (HUN)
- Naghi Safarov (AZE)
- Oktay Duymaz (TUR)
- Secondo Bernardi (SMR)
- Sinisa Jasnic (SRB)
- Trond Berg (NOR)
The General Assembly approved the financial statements of the year 2019-2020 and also the policy plans for the next Olympic Cycle were approved. ETU will further focus on standardization of the G1 events in Europe, guaranteeing similar event operations and thus providing the coaches and athletes equal events experiences throughout Europe.
Besides it was decided to establish an autonomous and separated organization for Para Taekwondo in Europe after thorough discussion with WT President dr. Choue about this European proposal.
The Sport Vision 2021-2024, a policy plan to guide ETU through the next years was approved by the members.