ETU signs important MOU with International Press Sport Association

The European Taekwondo Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AIPS Europe, on 26th of November 2022, in the Salini Resort, during the European Cadet Taekwondo Championships in Malta (25-27.11.2022). This is the second MOU between the two parties, that joined under a new media coverage spectrum and renew their partnership.

(from left to right) Ms Effie Zikouli (ETU Council Member, Head of Media), Ms Anna Vassallo (ETU Vise President), Mr Charles Camenzuli (AIPS Europe President), Mr Antonio Barbarino (ETU Secretary General)
(from left to right) Ms Effie Zikouli (ETU Council Member, Head of Media), Ms Anna Vassallo (ETU Vise President), Mr Charles Camenzuli (AIPS Europe President), Mr Antonio Barbarino (ETU Secretary General)

The partnership reestablishment with the European media community, is demanding while all sports struggled during the COVID-19, and ETU and its President, Mr. Sakis Pragalos is working to reinforce the media coverage of the Olympic sport in the European continent once again:“ Hoping to cooperate on joint activities which will implement the shared vision between our two organizations, I am delighted that we have reached such an agreement and that we- as Europe’s taekwondo governing body – and AIPS Europe will continue to work closely together to further promote, develop and shape the future of taekwondo across the continent”, said the Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Barbarino and added: “I would like to thank the President of AIPS Europe Mr. Charles Camenzuli for the constructive and collaborative manner in which he have approached this memorandum of understanding for the benefit of European taekwondo as a whole.”

The President of the AIPS Europe, Mr. Charles Camenzuli declared: “The Memorandum of Understanding between AIPS Europe and ETU proves to be the result of the long-lasting reciprocal support and commitment between the two entities. This also happens to be the first official commitment of the newly elected Executive Committee and to my re-election as President. This MOU is the ideal tool for the European Sport Media and for Taekwondo Europe to work together to develop and increase the awareness of the sport in media fora. I am glad to share the same ideals of ETU President Athanasios Pragalos as ‘together we succeed’.

The ETU Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Barbarino gives to the AIPS Europe President, Mr. Charles Camenzuli, a plaque for his contribution to taekwondo sport.
The ETU Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Barbarino gives to the AIPS Europe President, Mr. Charles Camenzuli, a plaque for his contribution to taekwondo sport.

The MOU contains joint ventures, among them the establishment of a working group with representatives by both parties, the representation of AIPS Europe in ETU sport events and this is under the objective of promoting and spreading Taekwondo sport into the European Continent.

The ETU Vice President, Ms. Anna Vassalo stated: “I am honored to sign this Memorandum of Understanding in Malta, since on this special occasion, the AIPS Europe President and I, we are Maltese. This significant moment we are joining our efforts to achieve a numerous aspired objectives and accomplishments.”

The Council Member and Head of ETU Media, Ms. Effie Zikouli will undertake the role along with AIPS Europe President to perform the terms of the agreement: «We set new structure required to ensure that together, we will meet the challenges that sports media faces and to build a supporting network. This can be achieved only through a collaborative and constructive plan between the two organisations. I would like to place on record my appreciation also, in which AIPS Europe and specifically its President Charles Camenzuli, have worked with ETU to conclude this MOU. We bode well and I believe that our long friendship will set the tone for a long-term cooperation.” 

The ETU Vice Prsident, Ms Anna Vassallo with the AIPS Europe President, Mr. Charles Camenzuli, after the MOU signing.
The ETU Vice Prsident, Ms Anna Vassallo with the AIPS Europe President, Mr. Charles Camenzuli, after the MOU signing.

Among the MOU joint venture items, ETU’s proposal is to cooperate with AIPS in this new common section, in order to help the course of action dealing with the level of knowledge of the Media, the learning and training process through organised information seminars or Media labs and conferences. This will be established in all levels as coaching, referring, tradition, etc, while the Presidents of ETU, Mr. Sakis Pragalos and AIPS Europe, Mr. Charles Camenzuli, will undertake the commitment for the possibly nearer cooperation and the addressing of common issues.

For more information or inquiries, please contact the ETU Office at [email protected]

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