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Solidarity Redistribution2019-01-16T10:10:15+00:00

Solidarity Redistribution

What we want to achieve:
Key element necessary for the healthy and balanced development of volleyball

How it is in Volleyball now:

  1. No National Federation, club or player may demand any financial guarantee or special economic conditions to participate in FIVB competitions. Infringement of this rule is a basis for sanctions according to FIVB Regulations.

How it is in other Sports:

  1. The application of the competition provisions of the EC Treaty to the selling of media rights of sport events takes into account a number of specific characteristics in this area. Sport media rights are sometimes sold collectively by a sport association on behalf of individual clubs (as opposed to clubs marketing the rights individually). While joint selling of media rights raises competition concerns, the Commission has accepted it under certain conditions. Collective selling can be important for the redistribution of income and can thus be a tool for achieving greater solidarity within sports. The Commission recognises the importance of an equitable redistribution of income between clubs, including the smallest ones, and between professional and amateur sport. (Commission of The European Communities – WHITE PAPER ON SPORT)
  2. The Commission recommends to sport organisations to pay due attention to the creation and maintenance of solidarity mechanisms. In the area of sports media rights, such mechanisms can take the form of a system of collective selling of media rights or, alternatively, of a system of individual selling by clubs, in both cases linked to a robust solidarity mechanism.  (Commission of The European Communities – WHITE PAPER ON SPORT)
  3. Redistribution of European federations: UEFA, football A clear European example of the advantage to grassroots sport from exclusivity and collective selling is UEFA’s European Championships. Here, the specific beneficiaries are often the smaller European countries and grassroots sport. 60% of the media rights from the tournament are redistributed to the national federations, with that money specifically ring-fenced for grassroots projects1. As this split is an equitable split, the smaller European countries would be proportionally hurt much more if the value of the rights diminished. (Expert Group on Sustainable Financing of Sport – Strengthening financial solidarity mechanisms within sport)
  4. In football and handball, there are separate solidarity mechanisms organising the redistribution of media rights earned by the professional sport to grassroots football and handball. The share of the media rights revenue estimated to go to grassroots sport is 5%. (Expert Group on Sustainable Financing of Sport – Strengthening financial solidarity mechanisms within sport)
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