National Federations Fencing Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Tunisia and Turkey, met in Marsala (Italy) April 8, 2003, decided to merge into adjusted association governed by Italian law, and adopt the following statutes:

STATUTS Adopted at the Constituent Assembly
OF THE MARSALA April 8, 2003

MODIFIED in Zrenjanin (SRB) BY A. G.E. January 31, 2010
MODIFIED in Porec (CRO) BY A. G.E. THE January 29, 2012

MODIFIED in Chiavari (ITA) BY A.G.E. February 1, 2014

Art. 1 National Federations Fencing basin of the Mediterranean Sea, signatories of this Constitution and the Federations will decide to join, have decided to create them, set an association governed by Italian law, called:


Art. 2 The Confederation is a group made up of geographical national fencing federations of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, and in the future will not be able to apply for membership as the country is in the same geographical conditions.
Art. 3 Its duration is unlimited.
Art.4 Co.M.Es., is to:

4.1 The solidarity in sport between National Federations Fencing members, in pursuit of respect for the identities of the acceding countries and a common sports policy in the context of the FIE.
4.2 Cooperation and shared responsibility in the options common interests.
4.3 The dialogue and interaction for internal and external sources to deepen understanding and development of fencing.
4.4 The development of the values of our sport.

Art. 5 The Co.M.Es. Therefore, the following aims:

5.1 promote and develop fencing around the Mediterranean basin.
5.2 Provide technical assistance and friendship between the Federations members
5.3 In developing the maintenance of friendly relations between sports and the acceding countries.
5.4 To organize technical training, administrative and training, and create a staff of technicians and organization that we can see for organizing important events of fencing.
5.5 To organize the Mediterranean Championships reserved for cadets and juniors.
5.6 To organize, in collaboration with the International Fencing Federation (FIE) championships “experimental”, open to athletes from countries joining the Confederacy.
5.7 To consider and coordinate proposals for the organization of the various federations.
5.8 To participate in the activities of the FIE in accordance with its Statutes. The Co.M.Es. has a non-profit. The Co.M.Es. pursues its aims without regard or discrimination of a political, religious or social.

Art. 6 The Co.M.Es. Headquartered at the seat of the President. It can be transferred to any other countries of the Confederation by a decision of the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). The office is the headquarters of the National Federation of the Secretary General.
art. 7 The Confederation is composed of all the Fencing Federation of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea that are recognized by their National Olympic Committees are affiliated to the International Fencing Federation, part of the International Committee of Mediterranean Games (ICMG) and which have acceded to these Statutes.
Art. 8 All members will work together to achieve the goals of the CO.M.ES. and agree to the Statutes and Regulations Co.M.Es.. They enjoy all rights which this Constitution give the member federations of the Confederation.
Art. 9 It was decided to hold any meeting or action that would allow the Confederation to achieve the goals it has set.
Art.10 The 10 member federations agree to pay an annual fee set by the Annual General Meeting (AGM). A federation member who has not met its financial obligations to the Co.M.Es days before the opening of the Annual General Meeting, will be denied to be represented at such meeting and vote , except where duly justified and accepted by the Executive Committee and the reason will be announced at the Annual General Meeting.


Art. 11 The bodies of the Co.M.Es. are:

11.1 The Annual General Meeting (A.G.O.)
11.2 The Extraordinary General Meeting (A.G.E.)
11.3 The Executive Committee (C.E.)
11.4 The Chairman.

Art.12 The Ordinary General Meeting (A.G.O) The A.G.O. is the supreme body of Co.M.Es. It is composed of delegates appointed by their National Federations, and an advisory member of the Executive Committee of the International Fencing Federation belonging to affiliated federations. He decide:

12.1 of the approval of progress reports for the past year,
12.2 of the admission and exclusion of the member federations,
12.3 of the election of the president and five of nine members of the Executive Committee
12.4 of the annual determination of an assessment,
12.5 of the adoption of the business plan,
12.6 of the approval of budgets and accounts,
12.7 of all matters submitted to it by the member associations, or by the EC .

The deliberations of the A. G.O. are only valid if more than half of the members, their contribution to date is shown. Each federation representative has one vote. When a federation can not send its own representative it can give power to a representative of another federation. A representative may hold more power, other than that of its federation. All decisions are taken by simple majority of votes cast, except for cases stipulated by the Constitution. The A.G.O. meets at least one (1) once a year.

Art.13 The Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) A A.G.E. can take place at the request of at least one third (1 / 3) members of the Co.M.ES. or decision of the Executive Committee (C.E.). She is responsible for changes in the Constitution or the dissolution of the Confederation.
Art. 14 The Executive Committee The EC shall consist of ten (10) members of different nationalities, elected by the GA for four (4) years. The C.E. includes:

  • President
  • Two (2) Vice-Presidents
  • Five (5) members
  • The Secretary General
  • A Treasurer

14.1 The election must be held within six months after the last day of the Summer Olympics

14.2 Any nomination of a member in the EC must be presented by his national federation. If a country has submitted a bid, is outdated at the time of the assessment of the progress of the Assembly election, the nomination is void.
14.3 The election of the President and nine (9) EC members is by secret ballot.
14.4 The President is elected the first: the absolute majority is required the first two rounds, the majority on the third. The seven nine members are elected in the second: are elected nine (9) candidates receiving the highest number of votes. In case of a tie between two or more candidates, it will be necessary to make a turn. In the event of a tie, the youngest elected.
14.5 At its first meeting, the EC shall elect.
- two (2) Vice-Presidents
- the Secretary General
- The Treasurer
They must be of different nationalities among them and 10 members of the 7 EC
14.6 The President of the FIE is a member of law. advisory, the EC. .
14.7 The EC shall meet when convened by the Chairman as necessary and at least three (3) two times (2) per year. Its decisions are taken by simple majority, the President’s vote is decisive in case of equality.
14.8 In the event of resignation or death of a member of the EC is conducting an election during the AGM Next.


The President represents the Co.M.Es. in all acts of civil life and in the courts.

15.1 The President shall chair the A. G. and C.E.
15.2 The President shall decide with the other members of the EC to pursue actions to ensure the goals confederal.
15.3 directs spending. 15.4 All financial commitment beyond € 5,000 must be signed by both the President and the Secretary General.


Art. 16 To ensure the smooth running of the Co.M.Es., the EC created commissions (technical commission, commission arbitration commission propaganda, etc …).


Art. 17 The fiscal year of Co.M.Es. begins October 1 and ends September 30. The financial year of the Co.M.Es begins July 1 and ends June 30

17.1 The proceeds of the Co.M.Es are the membership fees and donations accepted by the EC and all revenue generated from its activities.
17.2 The expenses borne by the Co.M.Es. are the costs necessary for the administration of the association, the cost of the Chairman (or one of the Vice-Presidents when he is President). Costs related to transportation and stays at meetings shall be borne by the federations of belonging of the members.


Art 18 The Co.M.Es may include outside national federations, an honorary president and honorary members. The title of honorary president and honorary member may be granted by the AGM to any person who, for his long dedication to fencing Mediterranean, in gratitude to that person, to ensure the Co. M. Es, in all its activities, continuity of advice of such person


Art. 19 The debates are held in French. The proceedings and official documents are published in French and translated into English before transmission to all national federations. Other languages may be used as a working language to facilitate communication between the member federations.


Art.20 Only the A.G.E. may amend the bylaws.

20.1 In the case of proposed changes, the GA must be called three (3) months before the date of the meeting. The proposed amendments will be included in an annex to the agenda of the EGM and sent at least one month prior to all federations’ members.
20.2 The decisions are taken by majority of two thirds (2 / 3) of the votes cast.

Art. 21 The dissolution of the Co.M.Es. may be imposed by the A. G.E. with a majority of three quarters (3 / 4) of the members of the Confederation.
Art. 22 In the event of dissolution, the assets that belonged to the Confederation will be vested in the FIE Updated January 29, 2012

The minutes of the Statute was signed April 8, 2003 by: Algerian Federation Fencing Abderrahmane Lamari Cyprus Fencing Federation Katziadakis Manual (Delegation) Egyptian Fencing Federation El Husseiny Real Spanish Federation of Fencing Marco Rioja French Fencing Federation Serge Plasterie Greek Federation of Fencing Emanuel Katsiadakis Italian Fencing Federation Antonio Di Blasi National Fencing Association Malta Juan Formosa Monaco Fencing Federation Serge Plasterie (Delegation) Tunisian Federation of Fencing Abdelaziz Zouari Turkish Fencing Federation Erol Bulbul

The statut were signed, then, by:
24/05/2005 Real Moroccan Federation of Fencing zaji Abdeli Doha
07.01.2006 the Fencing Federation of Serbia and Montenegro Zoran Timica
20.01.2007 Croatian Fencing Federation Sanjin Kovacic
05.04.2009 Syrian Arab Federation Abdulbasit Zakaria
03.12.2009 Fencing Federation Lebanese Ziad El-Choueiri
23.12.2010 Libyan Fencing Federation Adel Zitouni
07.01.2012 Albanian Fencing Federation Gedeon Dudushi

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