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Minutes of Board meeting 26.03.2022

The minutes of the Board meeting held on 26th March 2022 can be found in the section Events > Board meetings.

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General Assembly 2022 - agenda & proposals

The agenda of the 2022 General Assembly, including all proposals, is available for downloading in all FIFe languages in the section Events > General Assembly. In this section you can also find the programme of the General Assembly week from Tuesday 24th May until Saturday 28th May 2022.

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Statement regarding the situation in Ukraine

The FIFe Executive Board is shocked and horrified that the army of the Russian Federation invaded the Republic of Ukraine and started a war. Many innocent people died, many more are wounded and hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are forced to flee their homes to save their lives. We can all witness the destruction and chaos caused by this unprecedented act of aggression.
On top of that our Ukrainian fellow feline fanciers are desperately trying to take care of their cats and other animals in these trying circumstances. We are extremely happy that many members of FIFe clubs bordering Ukraine, such as Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, are lending a helping hand to their Ukrainian breeder friends.

The Board of FIFe feels it cannot just witness these atrocities and do nothing, so it decided that as of 01.03.2022:
● No cat bred in Russia may be imported and registered in any FIFe pedigree book outside Russia, regardless of, which organization issued its pedigree.
● No cat belonging to exhibitors living in Russia may be entered at any FIFe show outside Russia, regardless of, which organization these exhibitors hold their membership in.
These restrictions are valid until 31.05.2022 and will be reviewed as and when necessary.

The Board of FIFe also decided that it will dedicate a part of its budget to support cat breeders and fanciers in Ukraine who are suffering because of the current situation. We will consult our Ukrainian FIFe Member Ukrainian Felinology Union (UFU), as well as our Members in countries neighbouring Ukraine, as to how this can best be done.

We hope for the sake of our Ukrainian friends that this terrible situation will not last a lot longer and we wish them a lot of courage and good fortune!

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Judges Seminar in Plzeň (CZ) - 28.05.2022

The Judges Seminar in connection with the General Assembly will be organised in Plzeň, Czech Republic, on Saturday 28th May 2022. The programme can be found in the section Events > General Assembly. Judges and student judges wishing to attend the seminar are kindly requested to send their applications at the latest on the 30th April 2022 to the General Secretary.

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World Show 2022

The 2022 edition of the World Show will be organised by our Belgian Member Felis Belgica in Mechelen, Belgium, on the 29th and 30th October. Click here for the dedicated website showing all information available about this show.

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COVID-19 exceptions 2022 (last update: 15.11.2021)

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Board decided on continuation of the following exceptions with regard to the Show Rules, valid for the year 2022:
● Winner Shows may take place in any month in 2022
● For all Winner Shows, the World Show included, organised prior to 31.12.2022, no qualifications are needed for cats to participate
● All Members or their show organising clubs could hold international shows with only domestic judges officiating, no foreign judges needed until 31.12.2022
● For all European FIFe Member countries, the number of certificates needed to obtain the titles IC/IP, GIC/GIP resp. SC/SP is set to 5, 7 resp. 10. These certificates can be obtained in 1 country (for IC/IP) resp. 1 or 2 countries (for GIC/GIP and SC/SP). In each class, at least 1 certificate must be obtained at shows organised after 01.07.2020. This exception is valid until 31.12.2022 (→ Annex 2A and 3A)
● The number of Best in Show titles in classes 11 and/or 12 to qualify for the title Junior Winner is reduced from 5 to 3. This exception is valid until 31.12.2022 (→ Annex 5A).

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New judges (last update: 14.05.2022)

Congratulations!

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  • Mrs. Dominika Halická (SK) passed the judges exam in category 4 at the show in Prague (CZ) on the 14th May 2022 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mrs. Anna Wijbrands (NL) passed the judges exam in category 1 at the show in Zutphen (NL) on the 17th April 2022 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
  • Mrs. Yulia Skabovska (UA) passed the judges exam in breed group D at the show in Wieze (BE) on the 9th April 2022 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mrs. Annukka Rintakumpu (FI) passed the required stage at the show in Askola (FI) on the 6th March 2022 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
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