Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 European Rowing Junior Championships (ERJCH) could not be staged as planned. Originally scheduled for the 30-31 May, the pandemic meant postponement was necessary. Following a survey of World Rowing’s Member Federations and consultation with the relevant authorities it was decided to postpone the event to September.
After consultation with key stakeholders, including surveys of member federations, the 2020 European Rowing Junior Championships, Belgrade, Serbia will now take place from 26 to 27 September 2020.
Logistics Information for Teams:
Teams that have already booked accommodation should contact the OC for next steps.
. Accommodation booking deadline: 5 July
. Accommodation cancellation deadlines
- 90% refund before 1 August
- 50% refund before 1 September
- No refunds after 1 September
. Accommodation Contact: email@example.com
The Serbian Rowing Federation and the European Rowing Board (ERB) have been closely monitoring the evolving pandemic situation and, with the support of the Serbian and Belgrade governments, have put in place a plan to host the event using the Event Infection Prevention Guidelines (Guidelines Link) based on the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and FISA Sports Medicine Commission.
Each participant will be required to complete a Pre-Event Health Questionnaire (Questionnaire Link) and Member Federations are obliged to sign a consent form (Form Link) accepting responsibility for their teams.
There is always the possibility that the situation can change for the worst which could make it unsafe to host the championships. The Belgrade Organising Committee (OC) is aware of such risks and is negotiating with the hotels to minimise the financial impact to the teams. But there is no guarantee that the terms of the regular accommodation cancellation policies (https://belgraderowing.org/accommodation/) will improve.
The ERB and Belgrade OC continue to monitor the WHO and local recommendations and any updates to the Event Infection Prevention Guidelines will be shared with the Member Federations.
All European Member National Federations plus Israel shall be eligible to compete in the European Rowing Junior Championships. An athlete must present a valid passport from the country for which he or she wishes to compete (as per FISA rules). A rower may compete in a Junior rowing event until 31st December of the year in which he or she reaches the age of 18.
The events offered at the 2020 European Rowing Junior Championships are:
Men (JM): 1x, 2-, 2x, 4-, 4x, 4+, 8+
Women (JW): 1x, 2-, 2x, 4-, 4x, 4+, 8+
FISA EVENT SAFEGUARDING OFFICER : EVA SZANTO
All rowers, entourage, coaches, volunteers, and staff have a right to participate and work in a non-violent, safe and respectful environment. Behaviour and actions that constitute harassment and abuse shall not be tolerated. If you have concerns regarding harassment and abuse whilst you are at this World Rowing event, please contact the FISA Event Safeguarding Officer for this event – Eva Szanto - during the event, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Ada Ciganlija Regatta course is situated on Sava Lake which is located in the heart of Belgrade, 5km from the city center. Ada Ciganlija is a river island, artificially turned into a peninsula. The lake is 3000m long and 250m wide. The course is situated in a southwest-northeast direction.
GETTING TO THE VENUE
The address of the Belgrade site is indicated as Ada Ciganlija "Street 10". A GPS navigation system will not respond to that. It is recommended to enter the following street: Radnicka 1 (lowers number) 11030 Belgrade
Serbia is located in the central part of the Balkan Peninsula. The city of Belgrade, capital of the Republic of Serbia, lies at the confluence of two rivers, the Danube and the Sava. The population in Serbia is around 7.2 million people (July 2011 est.) of which 1.6 million live in Belgrade.
ROWING IN SERBIA
For more information on the Serbian Rowing Federation and rowing in Serbia click here.
For weather information, please click here.