The President of the International Olympic Academy Isidoros Kouvelos and the Director of the IOA Dionyssis Gangas visited Azerbaijan and discussed with the Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov cooperation projects.

At the end of the meeting the following activities were decided:

1) To organize next August, in the facilities of the IOA in Ancient Olympia, a Pan-European Youth Forum with representatives of Olympic Committees from all European countries in view of the 1st European Games that will be held in Baku in 2015.

2) To organize, as well, a training seminar at the IOA, in August, with the heads of the volunteer teams of the “Baku 2015” Organizing Committee, on Olympism, management and handling of volunteer staff.

3) Training seminars in Baku by an IOA team of professors and experts for the department heads of “Baku 2015” Organizing Committee.

Azad Rahimov, the Minister for Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan expressed his satisfaction for the progress of cooperation with the International Olympic Academy, highlighting the quality of its educational programmes, resources and staff.