Representatives of the European Olympic Committee, held their 37th seminar in the Spanish city of Tarragona where they expressed their satisfaction with the financial guarantees for the organisation of the European Youth Olympic Festival Sarajevo and East Sarajevo provided so far by the BiH authorities. The EOC is still waiting for the financial guarantee of the government of the Republika Srpska in order to close the financial construction of the Project. During the meeting it was emphasized that there is a need to intensify all necessary measures and specific activities prior to the EOC Commission’s visit to the hosts of EYOF 2019 this September when they will make an evaluation based on their observations.

The BiH Delegation consisting of Marijan Kvesić, OC BiH President, together with his vice presidents Izet Rađo and Siniša Kisić and general secretary Said Fazlagić, Deputy Minister of the sport section of the BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs Suvad Džafić and “EYOF 2019” Ltd. director Samir Avdić expressed their satisfaction with the outcome of the meeting.

The BiH Delegation stressed that it is necessary to continue the intense dynamics of preparations for organisation of EYOF 2019. They informed EOC that the host cities of EYOF 2019 Sarajevo and East Sarajevo have begun to set up new Organising Committee as the operative body whose members will consist of representatives of all government levels in BiH, i.e. the officials of competent ministries of sport and prime ministers from all levels of government.

The mentioned administrative units are responsible together with the cities to close the financial construction, while the sport associations listed on the programme of EYOF 2019 will be responsible for providing technical conditions for hosting competitions at the sports grounds.