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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

Jurmala Masters a huge success, says CEV President
News from the CEV Luxembourg/Jurmala, Latvia, May 26, 2015. The Jurmala Masters – first stop of this year’s CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship – that came to a close on Sunday with Italy’s twins Matteo and Paol
Annual CEV seminar provides National Federations with tools and inspiration to further grow and improve Volleyball refereeing in Europe
News from the CEV Sofia, Bulgaria, May 17, 2015. 42 attendees representing as many as 32 National Federations came together on Friday in Sofia as Bulgaria’s capital played host this weekend to the CEV National Federati
Beach Volleyball Technical Supervisors & Candidates Seminar underway in Lorca
News from the CEV Lorca, Spain, April 24, 2015. The premises of the World Technical Beach Volleyball Centre in the Spanish city of Lorca are currently playing host to the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball Technical Supervisors
CEV BV Referee Delegates seminar lays the foundations for another record-breaking season as CEV continues to strive for quality and innovation
News from the CEV Aalsmeer, Netherlands, April 10, 2015. The 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball Referee Delegates Seminar is taking place this weekend at The Beach – Indoor Sports & Event Centre in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer, a
CEV and DenizBank re-assert commitment to further develop Volleyball after record-breaking season
2015 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League - Men & Women Luxembourg, April 6, 2015. The 2015 edition of the CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League came to a close on Sunday with the medal matches of the women’s Final Four tournament played at the Azoty A