The FEI Board has last week approved plans to cancel the in-person FEI General Assembly 2020 in Johannesburg (RSA) in November and hold it online due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements and travel restrictions.


The FEI Board also voted unanimously to allocate the FEI General Assembly 2021 to South Africa.


With the pandemic legally defined as “force majeure” in Switzerland, the country’s Federal government has adopted ad hoc temporary measures to facilitate the organisation of General Assembly meetings for Swiss-based associations like the FEI. Under these special regulations, the FEI is permitted to hold its General Assembly electronically.


The FEI is currently considering a number of electronic solutions for running the General Assembly online. Details will be communicated to National Federations in due course.