Antonio JosÃ© Silva, President of the Portuguese Swimming Federation, and candidate for President at Europeâ€™s Continental Organisation LEN, today launched his Election Manifesto and stressed that this was â€œon behalf of the entire team of Europe 4 All Aquatics.â€
Mr. Silva said: â€œIt is a great honour for me to represent E4AA as a Presidential candidate for the elections on 5 February. I am happy that this Manifesto is the fruit of many open discussions with Member Federation colleagues and represents the views of, and feedback from, the European aquatics community.
â€œThis Manifesto states our desire for change and a commitment to democracy, integrity, transparency, and development. But as well as our belief in â€œUnity in Visionâ€ you will also see that for each of the Manifesto Pillars objectives, there are also clear and practical action plans for the first 100 days. Should we be honoured to achieve your support, we will work quickly, and decisively with fixed priorities and timelines. We look forward to working with you to design and achieve a bright future for our beloved sport of aquatics.â€
The Manifesto details how the over-arching vision of E4AA will be underpinned by four supporting pillars:
1 Integrity, Transparency and Good Governance
2 Our Sport: Accessible for All
3 Aquatic Disciplines: Learning and Working Together
4 Sustainability: Making LEN Fit for the Future
Josep Varvodic, the President of the Croatian federation, and a candidate for Vice President in the LEN elections said:
â€œThe preparation of this Manifesto has been a positive team effort and we will continue to work in this way. Between now and February 5 many of our colleagues will speak up about key Manifesto topics on the E4AA communicationsâ€™ platform, where we are also looking forward to revealing more information about our growing group of supporters.â€
The candidacy of Mr. Silva for the Presidency of LEN has been fully supported in letters from the Presidents of the Portuguese Youth and Sports Institute, the National Olympic Committee of Portugal, and the National Paralympic Committee of Portugal.
Manifesto Links here:
Press release from Europe 4 All Aquatics