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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

Qualification system for 2015 European Games confirmed
2015 European Games Luxembourg/Baku, Azerbaijan, July 21, 2014. The inaugural European Games will be held from June 12-28, 2015. Volleyball and Beach Volleyball are two of the 18 sports confirmed for the 2015 competition programme and are set to be among the major highlights
CEV Referee Delegates seminar being held in Ruma
News from the CEV Ruma, Serbia, July 12, 2014. As the city of Ruma is playing host to one of two third-round tournaments which mark the last stage of the qualification process for the 2014 CEV U20 Volleyball European Championship – Men, a seminar for Referee Delegates
CEV seminar lays corner stone of another record-breaking season
News from the CEV Vienna, Austria, June 28, 2014. A busy weekend for Europe’s Volleyball family came to an end on Saturday afternoon in Vienna as the President of the European Cups Commission (ECC), Riet Ooms, closed a seminar attended by representatives of the
CEV and Mikasa unveil new Champions League volleyball in Vienna
News from the CEV Vienna, Austria, June 27, 2014. If last year’s European Volleyball Gala was marked by the launch of the CEV campaign “Fair Play Volleyball Way”, on Friday night Europe’s Volleyball family in attendance at the Hofburg Palace in
Europe’s Volleyball stars shine on imperial stage at Hofburg Palace
News from the CEV Vienna, Austria, June 27, 2014. The 2014 edition of the European Volleyball Gala held at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna marked a major celebration of Volleyball as well as of its stars. A series of outstanding personalities were awarded on Friday night