Vitoria Gasteiz 2020

last update: 12.03.20 

To all teammanagers, participants and supporters off the European Games in Vitoria-Gasteiz 2020

Dear friends,

This morning the MC had a meeting about the developments of the Corona virus and the consequences for our games.

In consultation with the LOC of Vitoria and on the basis of the advices of the Spanish authorities we have decided to cancel our games in June 2020.
We do so with pain in our hearts but considering the risks for our members it is the best option on this moment.

We received a message from the LOC in which they promise to pay the money back for the registration to the people/teams who did a payment to Vitoria. The teams and persons that payed their money to Jenny Bjoerk (our treasurer) will receive their money back from her.

If and when we will organize the games in Spain we don’t know at this moment. A delay of a couple of months is not a option: the hotels and sports accommodations have to be booked one year in front.

Organizing the games next year is no option because there will be World Games in 2021.

Because we already have a candidate for organizing the games in 2022 this year will neither be an option. Later on we will discuss this matter with the LOC of Vitoria.

Later this year we will announce the General Assambly. At this moment we don’t know when and where we will our GA. Following the developments of the virus we will inform you all later.

We hope you understand and support our decision. We wish all the best to all and good health.

On behalf of the MC

Henk Bakker


European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation


EHLTF on the EPF Congress 2019

Our MC members Jenny Björk and Raymond van Rykel were from 12th to 14th November 2019 to Brussels to the EPF Congress 2019.

The European Patients’ Platform (EPF) is an  umbrella organization that works with patients’ groups in public health and health advocacy across Europe.
EPF’s vision is that all patients with chronic disease in Europe have access to high-quality – patient-centered health and related care.
EPF helps to empower patients’ organizations through educational seminars, policy initiatives and projects but also coordinate best practice exchanges between patient and organizations at National and  European levels.

Read more: EHLTF on the EPF Congress 2019

MC meeting September 2019 in Leiden

 At the 15./16. September 2019 we had an MC meeting of the EHLTF. Several questions and points will be dealt with. Nikos was invited to help with one of the points at the final part of the first day. We also decided to participate in the EUROPEAN DONOR DAY 2019 ➜ at the 12th October in London.


EHLTC 2020 will take place Vitoria Gasteiz

We look forward to the next EHLTC in Vitoria Gasteiz (Spain). Vitoria Gasteiz is the capital of the Basque Country. At the final evening in Lignano, the EHLTF flag was handed over to the representatives from Spain (Maite San Saturnino, Emilio Bautista Soto). 

The 18th European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships will taken place from 08. - 12- June 2020 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain).

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EHLTC Lignano Sabbiadoro 2018

The 17th European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships took place from June 11-16 in Lignano Sabbiadoro. The championships were a big avowal to organ donation and life after a transplant.

As expected, the competitions could be carried out in the best weather. Directly from the sports grounds led a way to the beach of the northern Adriatic, where you could go swimming in wonderful water. The participants were in the grounds of the sports park GTur in Lignano housed in different buildings. Clean accommodations and very good food were an affair of honor for our Italian hosts. Especially the opening and closing evenings were culinary highlights.

Read more: EHLTC Lignano Sabbiadoro 2018

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