UNESCO European Athletics Young Leaders Community


Joan Merx – Organisational Pioneer

May 16, 2014

It seems that running has never been more popular, as more and more people discover the fun, health benefits and personal satisfaction that go with the sport.  But even as a road running revolution takes place across much of Europe, the experience of getting started and becoming a runner can vary from person to person.

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Joan Merx of the Netherlands is presented with her European Athletics Women’s Leadership Award by Zevenheuvelenloop Chairman Ton van Lieshout (left) and Director Ronald Veerbeek (right).

WIWA 2014: Inspiration, Empowerment and Oh, What Fun We Had!

May 7, 2014

Last month, Aylin Ugurlu of Turkey who works in the International Relations Department at the Turkish Athletics Federation was one of 52 women from 22 countries who travelled to Kenilworth, England, to take part in the second Women in World Athletics Seminar, which was staged by European Athletics and British Athletics. Here is her personal account of the event.

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Vote for European Athlete of the Month for April

May 5, 2014

April is traditionally the time of the year when the transition begins from indoor events to the outdoor season and a number of European athletes made an outstanding early start in their campaigns which they hope will lead to glory at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich, Switzerland, this summer. 

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