IFF Congress 16.05 1996
Place: Stockholm Globe Hotel, Sweden
Participants: According to enclosure 1
§ 1 Opening
§ 2 Chairman of the congress
§ 3 Approval of the agenda
§ 4 Secretary of the congress
§ 5 Voting counters
§ 6 Minutes from the last
Since there have been no objections, the minutes from the last congress are approved.
§ 7 CB report (enclosure 2)
Switzerland asked why they were critisised in the CB report for the EC in Switzerland.
Mr. Mukkala replied that it was due to that the arrangements not in every detail followed the IFF-regulations.
The congress decided to approve the CB report
§ 8 Financial report (enclosure
Mr Sterchi proposed that the finacial report will not be approved.
Mr Fust suggested that someone else should lead the floor.
Mr Eriksson suggested that Mr. Mukkala should lead the meeting in § 8 and 9.
The congress decided that Pekka Mukkala should act as chairman of the congress during § 8 & 9.
The question was thorougly discussed.
Mr. Czitrom proposed that the new Central Board should research this question and go back and look through the financial material and then make a financial report, which the member countries could look through and then give a statement if they can approve the financial report.
Mr. Hult proposed that the report should be approven
The congress decided, by voting 4-3, according to the proposal from Mr. Czitrom.
§ 9 Decision about freedom from
responsibility for the CB
Mr. Kauppinen proposed that the new CB gives in a new balance sheet, audited and ready within 3 months. Then the member nations will have 30 days to give their opinion and freedom of responsibility.
The congress decided according to the proposal from Mr. Kauppinen.
§ 10 Decision of membership fee
The congress decided not to change the membership fee.
§ 11 Examination and decisions
on proposals and motions of the members
The congress decided to approve the proposal.
b) Proposal from Sweden and Switzerland regarding IFF office and secretary general (enclosure 5 and 6)
Mr. Liljelund opened up an discussion about these proposals.
All partcipating members gave their opinion about where to have the office.
Mr. Czitrom proposed that the decision should be taken by a closed voting.
The congress decided, by a closed voting 6-1, according to the proposal from Sweden.
Proposal from Switzerland regarding material (enclosure 6)
Mr. Liljelund proposed that the proposal regarding material should be handled in connection with the CB proposal, which was accepted by Switzerland.
Proposal from Switzerland regarding the game rules (enclosure 6)
Switzerland explained that the meaning with the proposal is that Switzerland wants all the implication to be the same during championships.
This opinion was forwarded the Referee Committe to consider when educating the referees.
Proposal from Switzerland regarding changing the name of IFF (enclosure 6)
Mr. Liljelund reported that the CB has made an investigation and the name of the sport in the Paralympics mentioned in the proposal is Goalball not Floorball.
The proposal was withdrawn by Switzerland.
§ 12 Approval of the budget and
workingplan for the next two years (enclosures 7 and 8)
Due to the fact that Sweden will take care of the costs for the IFF office and the congress has decided to approve the proposal regarding the plan for education and development the budgeted cost for office was transferred to the cost for education and development.
The congress decided to approve the budget, with the change above, and the working plan.
§ 13 The proposals of the IFF
central board (enclosure 9)
The proposal and the principal question regarding material criterias was thoroughly discussed.
Everyone agreed on that there is a need of international criterias for material.
The congress decided, by voting 5-2, to use the material criterias that is used in Sweden and to give the new CB the power to negotiate with the member nations about the system for testing the material.
§ 14 Elections (enclosures 6,
Switzerland remarked that a person can not be elected before the nation of the person is an ordinairy member.
Mr. Liljelund asked the congress if it is possible to treat the application of ordinairy membership for Estonia (enclosure 15) in this paragraph.
The congress agreed to treat the matter in this paragraph and decided to accept Estonia as an ordinairy member of IFF.
The congress decided to accept the nomination from Estonia.
a) Election of President for two
The congress elected Tomas Eriksson as President of IFF for two years.
b) Election of eight CB members
for two years
Switzerland announced the withdrawal of their nominations.
The congress, nation by nation, asked Switzerland to change their mind regarding the withdrawal of their nominations, but Switzerland stood firm.
Mr. Liljelund stated the fact that the congress had no other possibilities than to elect from the nominations left.
The congress elected the following eight CB members for two years:
Martin Vaculik Czech Republic
§ 15 Appointment of a chartered
§ 16 Approval of Regulations
within the meaning of article 14 paragraph 2 littera c
The congress left the matter without discussion.
§ 17 Decisions of all affairs
being reserved for the Congress by the statues or by law
§ 18 Appointment to be honorary
§ 19 Admission or expulsion of
official member associations (enclosure 15)
Russia and IFF have had an misunderstanding about ordinary membership depending on the fact that Russia handed in an application the day after the last congress (1994).
Mr. Liljelund asked if the congress is ready to accept Russia as ordinairy members.
The congress decided to accept Russia as ordinairy members of IFF.
§ 20 Decision on the meeting
place for the next congress
§ 21 End of meeting
Mr. Liljelund thanked Sweden for
hosting the congress and declared the congress closed.
Secretary of the Congress
Chairman of the Congress
IFF CENTRAL BOARD (CB)