2nd Regional Professional Conference

Budapest, Hungary

Pigeons without borders

THE AIM OF THE CONFERENCE

This conference is the second in the history of the FCI. The purpose of these special FCI regional conference is to muster the pigeon sport enthusiasts of the V4 region. The host
countries are the V4 countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and we have here our neighborhoods friends: Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine and the host country of the next conference: Russia and a guest: Switzerland.

The goal of the conference is: establish a closer cooperation between the countries of this
region, their national associations and the FCI.

It is a great possibility create a forum for familiarizing the latest knowledge, researches and
results of the world, to promote the pigeon sport.

As part of the conference, the representatives of the FCI countries will discuss their future plans and present their achievements, they try to find the way in the future development of this
region.

The conference will be concluded with the adoption of the Action Plan, which covers the
principles of cooperation and its practical measures.

Main elements of the program:

a) Plenary meetings
– presentation of FCI president
– presentations of priority lecturers
– presentations of leaders of all invited countries

b) professional consultations
Main topics:
– Pigeon fencing: feeding issues, breeding
– Racing, preparation, motivation
– Prizes, national – international awards
– Involve young fanciers, family program – recruitment
– Industries near the pigeon sport
– Electronic timing systems IT innovations
– FCI One Loft Races, Grand Prix

c) Publications:
– conference brochure ( before)
– publication of conference in written format and on CD (after)

Presenters, presentations of the conference:

Dr. Istvan Nagy: Regional policy of the V4 countries

Istvan Bardos: The position of the pigeon sport in the world and the international cooperation

Weidel Walter: Rural development in the XXI. century

Krzysztof Kawaler: Motivation and successful racing with our pigeons – Poland

Krzysztof Kawaler: Motivation and successful racing with our pigeons- Poland

Daniel Krajcik: Motivation and successful racing with our pigeons- Slovakia

Jan Filipi: Motivation and successful racing with our pigeons- Czech Republic

Tibor Doholuczki: Motivation and successful racing with our pigeons- Hungary

Geert Philips: The secrets of the success: feeding, breeding, racing in Belgium

Marius Tunduc: How to involve young fanciers, recruitment, motivation

Frans Hermans: The present and the future of the OLR in FCI

Franz Marchat: The breeding of youngsters for the OLR- Good practices in Austria
Cedomir Vukcevic: The breeding of youngsters for the OLR- Good practices in
Serbia

Thomas Zimmermann: Innovations in ETS and result calculations, My Pigeon program