Klavs Andreassen (Chair of Women in Badminton Commission) with the scholarship recipients in Dubrovnik.
Five Scholarship Recipients at 2018 BEC Congress
Date: 5/4/2018 9:47 AM
Published by : Maria Bubucea
Badminton Europe offered Women in Badminton (WiB) scholarships for the participation at the 2018 BEC Congress. Five ladies from five different Member Associations have been granted the scholarship and they participated at the 2018 BEC Congress that took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The main purpose of this scholarship is to offer female staff members of the MA’s the opportunity to participate at the Congress in order to get new experience, make new acquaintances and get to know about the whole Congress organization process.

The ladies participated at all three parts of the BEC Congress: the Members’ Forum, the Annual Delegates’ Meeting and the 6th BEC Awards Gala. According to the scholarship recipients spending the weekend in Dubrovnik was not only nice because of the amazing location and warm weather, it was also an extremely productive weekend. They learned lots of new things, met a lot of new people and had the occasion to share some of their experiences with the other participants.

To find out more about the scholarship recipients of this year and their impressions from Dubrovnik, watch the video below:

“It was really nice to meet all the 5 passionate ladies in person and get to know them better. Despite the tight schedule in Dubrovnik, we also managed to speak about their roles back in their countries and how their participation at the Congress will help them to further develop badminton in their respective countries. This scholarship initiative has seen a lot of interest over the past years and I hope that more Member Associations will apply for the future editions in the coming years,” stated Tania Teoh, BEC staff responsible for the Women in Badminton Commission.

The BEC Congress next year will be hosted by the Badminton Federation of Ukraine, in Kiev. Badminton Europe is looking forward to welcome new WiB Scholarship recipients there. For more information about the scholarships, click here.

Quotes from the scholarship recipients

“To participate at the 2018 BEC Congress was a great opportunity. Being a part of an event where useful information, networking and experience sharing are the key words, allowed me to have a different perception of what can be done more and better for badminton. My motivation was strongly reinforced with this participation,” said Laudelina Simões from Portugal.

“This scholarship was a unique opportunity for me to get an inside look of Badminton Europe’s functioning as an organization. It was also a way to establish new relations with colleagues from all Europe, sharing experiences and obtaining new skills, ” added Mari Manukyan from Armenia.

“I would say that the knowledge I took home from this event is what truly matters. Huge ideas emerged, I have received some advice, but more than that, I got the drive to keep pushing forward and see positive changes in our federation as a result of it.”, Ina Stefanovska from Macedonia shared with us.

“The fact that such scholarships exist is great. Thanks to this opportunity I've been able to learn a lot of useful information. I really enjoyed talking with other delegates and sharing ideas about badminton, ” added Xenia Doroshenco from Moldova.

“This was a great chance to meet a lot of interesting people, talk to them and share ideas with them. The networking sessions gave me a lot of useful information, ” said Vaida Cekauskiene from Lithuania.

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