About Wevza

The Association

Wevza Map

The Western European Volleyball Zonal Association (WEVZA) has been founded as a supporting institution of the FIVB and CEV, pursuant to the FIVB Constitution and is composed by the National Federations of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and The Netherlands. The WEVZA shall pursue, in the geographical area assigned to it, the aims of the CEV and FIVB which are primarily to encourage the development of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball.


The main Aims and Tasks of WEVZA are:

  • Promoting the expansion and popularity of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in all its forms in the assigned geographical area.

  • Fostering the development of friendly relations between the NFs, their officials, coaches, referees and players

  • Organise volleyball and beach volleyball competitions, focus on all CEV age groups in both Volleyball and Beach Volleyball.

  • Developing media & marketing activities that will gain the attention and interest of Governments (National. Regional & Local), Government Agencies and private investors and influencers to support Volleyball and Beach Volleyball at national and international levels

  • The goals of WEVZA shall, under no circumstance have any political content or seek political leverage


General Assembly

The General Assembly of the affiliated member NFs is the supreme decision-making body of WEVZA and its decisions are binding for all Member Federations and have immediate effect on all matters and activities under the Associations authority. The General Assembly is composed of representatives from the NFs members and will be held every year.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the governing body of WEVZA and it is responsible for the overall administration of the Association, as well as of the implementation of the resolutions of the General Assembly. The Executive Committee consists of three [3] members: the President and two [2] Vice Presidents. For the second term of the Association, the persons appointed for such positions are:

  • President: Vicente Araújo (POR)

  • Vice President: Eric Tanguy (FRA)


The Secretariat of the Association is the body providing official, administrative and other general services to WEVZA. The NF of the elected President of WEVZA shall perform the duties of the Secretariat of the Association for the duration of the term of office of the President. Currently these duties are being performed by the NF of Portugal.

Commissions and Working Groups

The General Assembly may create as many Commissions as necessary, which shall be responsible for delivering the stated aims of WEVZA.

gerDeutscher Volleyball-Verband

President: René Hecht
Otto-Fleck-Schneise 8
60528 Frankfurt am Main
D - Germany

fraFederation Francaise de Volleyball

President: Eric Tanguy
17 Rue Georges Clemenceau
94607 Choisy Le Roi-Cedex
F - France

belFederation Royale Belge de Volleyball

President: Willy Bruninx
Avenue Huart Hamoir 48
1030 Bruxelles
B - Belgium

itaFederazione Italiana Pallavolo

President: Pietro Bruno Cattaneo
Via Vitorchiano, 107/109 (Office)
00189 Roma
I - Italy

porFederação Portuguesa de Voleibol

President: Vicente Araújo
Avenida de Franca, 549
4050-279 Porto
P - Portugal

nedNederlandse Volleybal Bond

President: Peter Sprenger
Huis Van de Sport Postbus 2659
3430 GB Nieuwegein
NL - Nederland

espReal Federación Española de Voleibol

President: Agustín Martín Santos
C/ Augusto Figueroa, 3-2
28004 Madrid
E - Spain

suiSwiss Volley

President: Nora Willi
Schwarzenburgstrasse 47, P.O. Box 318
3000 Bern 14
CH - Switzerland