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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

ESOC meeting lays foundations for another year packed with high-class Volleyball events
News from the CEV Luxembourg, February 13, 2015. The intense activity of the CEV Commissions continued on Thursday and Friday in Luxembourg City as the members of the European Sports Organising Commission (ESOC) chaire
CEV President Meyer encourages strengthening base of Croatian volleyball
News from the CEVZagreb, Croatia, February 10, 2015. The President of the European Volleyball Confederation André Meyer visited the Croatian Volleyball Federation. This two-day working visit included several constru
CEV launches new app on volleyball’s 120th birthday!
News from the CEVLuxembourg, February 9, 2015. There is no better way to celebrate volleyball’s birthday than to do something that takes the sport one step forward. On the day exactly 120 years after William G. Morg
European Medical Commission convenes for annual meeting, continues work to preserve clean, positive image of Volleyball
News from the CEV Luxembourg, February 6, 2015. The European Medical Commission (EMC) chaired by Prof Dr Manfred Holzgraefe convened on Friday at the CEV headquarters in Luxembourg City for their annual plenary meeting
ERC fully committed to further improve Volleyball and Beach Volleyball refereeing in Europe
News from the CEV Luxembourg, January 31, 2015. To complete a busy and hectic week for Europe’s Volleyball family, the European Refereeing Commission (ERC) also had their annual plenary meeting in Luxembourg City with