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The President is elected directly by the General Assembly among candidates standing for the Board of Administration, provided that such candidates have been formally nominated for the Presidency by their respective National Federations.
Once elected, the President shall become a full member of the Board of Administration.

Matters within his/her power include:

  • Governance of the CEV Bodies and CEV Head Office
  • Representing CEV
  • Ensuring a fruitful interaction and collaboration with FIVB and all other Continental Confederations and National Federations;
  • Ensuring the well-being of CEV and European Volleyball through a constant contact with all CEV institutional organs, National Federations and any other international sport organization;
  • Report to the Executive Committee.

Born in 1944 in Bettembourg, Luxembourg, André Meyer assumed the Presidency of the European Volleyball Confederation back in 2001 as the General Assembly was held in Ostrava, Czech Republic. After chairing Luxembourg’s Volleyball Federation for 17 years and the European Refereeing Commission for about a decade, Mr. Meyer was sworn in to lead the European Volleyball family thereby significantly contributing to the massive development of this sport in the “Old Continent”. After his re-election in 2005, Mr. Meyer continued his work for the CEV combining his presidential function with more and more tasks assigned by the FIVB, where – as of 2013 – he is the 2nd Executive Vice President, President of the Finance Commission and Executive Vice President in charge of the Rules of the Game and Refereeing Commissions. André Meyer is a former Volleyball player and international referee who officiated at a total of 178 international matches, including games of the European Cups, the European Championships and World Championships. On September 17, 2011, Mr. Meyer was re-elected for a third consecutive mandate – a real premiere in the history of the European Volleyball Confederation – to chair Europe’s Volleyball family for another four years up to 2015.


  • 1973-1978 Giancarlo Giannozzi (ITA)
  • 1978-1979 Vahit Colakoglu (TUR) – interim
  • 1979-1983 Georges Boudry (FRA)
  • 1983-1987 Dusan Prielozny (TCH)
  • 1987-1993 Piet de Bruin (NED)
  • 1993-1995 Michalis Mastrandreas (GRE)
  • 1995-2001 Rolf Andresen (GER)
  • 2001- now André Meyer (LUX)

Institutional Life

CEV President pleased with work done by Development Centres
News from the CEV Milan, Italy, November 14, 2014. CEV President André Meyer chaired on Friday the annual FIVB/CEV Regional Volleyball Development Centres Directors meeting that was organised at Centro Pavesi in Milan, one of five “hubs” for Volleyball
CEV launches YouTube channel with first set of Stars in Motion highlight videos
News from the CEVLuxembourg, November 7, 2014.  About two weeks after entering the world of social networks by launching a Facebook and a Twitter pages, the European Volleyball Confederation has added a YouTube channel to its new media portfolio.  The new communication
CEV President delighted at successful General Assembly
News from the CEV Antalya, Turkey, October 27, 2014. 48 national federations attended last Friday and Saturday the XXXV CEV General Assembly held in Antalya and with another seven having sent in a proxy letter, all 55 of the CEV members were represented in Turkey’s
CEV announces organisers of future European Championships
News from the CEV Antalya, Turkey, October 25, 2014. To round out the programme of the XXXV CEV General Assembly the organisers of future European Championships on schedule for 2016 and 2017 were announced to the attendees of the summit held at the Kempinski Hotel –
Zonal Associations, future organisers report on plans to better the sport
News from the CEV Antalya, Turkey, October 25, 2014. Zonal Associations and organisers of future European Championships addressed delegates from 48 national federations on Saturday as the XXXV CEV General Assembly continued at the Kempinski Hotel – The Dome in Antalya,