Paris, France, 27.4.2019. European Fair Play Movement (EFPM) and Ju-Jitsu European Union (JJEU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during special ceremony at Paris Open Grand Slam ju-jitsu tournament. With MOU, EFPM and JJEU declared a joint venture in matters of sports, tolerance and Fair Play.
The EFPM is a non-governmental association joined by the National Fair Play Organization of the majority of the European contries. It`s main aim is the promotion of the ethical values of sports in the broadest sense, in sport activities and in daily life at European level.
JJEU has been promoting Fair Play for many years, especially with promotion of Fair Play Trophy awards at biggest European tournaments, including championships and events. In the history of Fair Play Trophies awardees were not only athletes but also officials and team doctors. In 2019, for the first time, an annual "Christian Blareau Fair Play Award" for excellence in ethics and Fair Play was awarded for year 2018.
As Mr Christian Hinterberger, EFPM President, and Mr Robert Perc, JJEU President, stated later, signed MOU is an end of a preparation process and, as such, a promise for future development and contribution to fair play movement.