OUR TEN YEARS
Welcome to the CoMEs website – Fencing Mediterranean Confederation – a sporting organisation, established in 2003 under the aegis of the F.I.E. – International Fencing Federation,.
The Confederation consists of the national Fencing Federations of those countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, which joined with the primary purpose to promote and develope the discipline in the whole Mediterranean basin and contribute to the furtherance of dialogue between the peoples living in this region.
Countries of different size, wich trace their cultures, their traditions, their religions in an history that has had during more than a thousand years developed in an ongoing relationship, thanks to the Mediterranean Sea which, rather than geographic barrier in dividing was approaching, union, sharing, an incubator of great civilizations which has markedly contributed to the history of mankind. Today these countries feel more than ever before the necessity of living together and to strengthen their ties and relations, sharing between themselves methods, know-how, jurisdiction and organisational methods.
The Confederation is working towards this end in the fencing camp and in the first ten years has managed, to undertake an activity, which has obtained very important results. So much so that it has been made possible to increase know-how and collaboration between the countries forming part of this Confederation. It has also made it possible for a substantial advance in the technique and general organisation of the fencing.
At present all the Mediterranean continents are represented in the Confederation and the eleven constituent countries are, now, twenty. Now is necesswary to consider that other countries that do not border the Mediterranean Sea, but have a cultural and historical affinity, such as Portugal, Jordan, Iraq normally attend the activities of the Confederation.
The site, open in 2008, is near to exceed the five hundred thousand contacts, a very important number for a site destined at the beginning only to the insiders.
Evidently its pages offers a broad view of the activities undertaken by the Confederation and gives all the relative information regarding its work and initiative to those who contact it.
Long life to the Confederatio, long life to fencing!
Lioniero Del Maschio
Lucca, September 2013
Be Sport met in Lucca the President of the Confederation of the Mediterranean Fencing, Lioniero del Maschio. Out of this meeting came the idea to forge a strong synergy to create a new environment that collects sport stories and testimonies rooted in the Mediterranean Confederation to represent and share with all sporting values that can be felt during the Championships.
The Executive Committee of the Confederation, which met in Beirut on 20 and 21 October 2012, has taken important decisions on the following topics:
Members of ComExe – Article. 7.8 of the Internal Regulations of the Confederation, provides that ”A member who, during his termof office, does not participate in, for no reason, three meetings of the EC, it is deemed to have resigned and is no longer re-elected.” That being, members Ilhami Ozdemir (Tur) and Moncef Ben Jilani (Tun) are declared resigning. An elective assembly will be convened in the month of January 2013 in Algiers, to replace them.
Mediterranean Championships 2013. Algiers – ComExe has approved the program of the Championships, the invitation of the two African countries (Mali and Mauritania) and the development of a stage for technicians of the countries of the basin, in the days before the start of championships.
Countries of CoMEs – The ComExe decided to propose to the next assembly, an amendment of Art. 2 and 7 of the Statute which currently provide ”Art.2 The Confederation is a geographical group made up of the National Fencing Federations of the coutries bordering the Mediterranean sea, and only the countries being under the same geographical conditions will be able to make arequest for adhesion in the future” and “Art,7 The federal government is composed of all the Federations Fencing of countriesbordering the Mediterranean Sea, recognized by their National Olympic Committees and affiliated with the FédérationInternationale d’Escrime, which are part of the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games (ICMG) and has acceded tothis statute”. The proposal is to add to the art.2 and 7 ”and, exceptionally, the countries that have cultural and historical affinity withthe Mediterranean Sea”.
Executive Committee in Beyruth
The Executive Committee of the Confederation has taken, on the request of some federations, the decision to tackle the problem of categories that can participate in the championships. The study will be given to some members of the technical and arbitration commission and will cover the possible change in the future program (since 2014).
The Albanian Fencing Federation has joined the Confederation of the Mediterranean.
This is the twentieth country of Confederation The ahesion has taken place in Porec, Croatia, during the General Assembly which was held January 29, 2013, during the Championships, where the Albanian federation has participated.
The signing of the Statute has been affixed by Gedeon Dudushi, secretary general of the federation.