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2 Jan 1934, following meeting 4 Sep 1933, Turin (Italy), during temporary exclusion of France from the '5 Nations Tournament'. Commenced activities 24 Mar 1934, Hanover (Germany). Original title International Amateur Rugby Federation -- Fédération internationale de rugby amateur (FIRA) -- Federación Internacional de Aficionados de Rugby -- Internationale Vereinigung der Rugby Amateur. Title changed 29 May 1999, Paris (France), to FIRA - Association européenne de rugby (FIRA-AER), when new constitution adopted. Current title adopted 2014. Registered in accordance with French law, 10 Jun 1934.


Promote, develop, manage and administer the game of rugby in Europe within the European jurisdiction in accordance with bye-laws and regulations.


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General Assembly (one at Congress, other in Dec, always in Paris-France). Board of Directors of at least 20 and up to 45 members and including President, General Secretary, Deputy General Secretary, General Treasurer, Deputy General Treasurer, Representative to World Rugby and 10 Vice-Presidents. Executive Committee of at least 6 and up to 14 members and including Chairman, General Secretary and General Treasurer. 2 Regional Development Managers. Committees (11): Competitions; Medical - Insurance - Anti-doping; Partnership - Communication; Women's Rugby; International relations; Referees; Legal - Administrative; Technical and Game Development; Finance; High Level; Sevens Rugby.


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