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FIM Europe (Formerly the Union Européenne de Motocyclisme (UEM) or European Motorcycle Union) is the FIM-affiliated organisation responsible for Motorcycle sport within Europe.
On 5 September 1995 a meeting of representatives of seven national European motorcycle sport bodies took place in Munich. The goal of this meeting was to create a controlling body for motorcycling after the model of other continental organizations. Representatives from France, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Slovakia, Portugal and Germany were present. With input from the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, a declaration of intent was adopted. This document stated the goals of the new organisation as being: to promote, develop and help spread motorcycling and its diverse sports amongst the constituent nations of the European Union. With a further meeting on 27 November 1995 in Bratislava, the national federations of Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania and the Czech Republic all expressed an interest in joining the proposed union.
At a meeting in Paris on 17 February 1996 the "union Européenne de Motocyclisme" was created as a controlling body of 21 national federations. Two committees were brought into being, whose fields of application were the sport and/or promotion, tourism, security and transport. The Union was officially recognised by the FIM in 1997 as a continental federation.
At an Extraordinary General Assembly held in November 2012, a motion was passed to rename the organisation to FIM Europe. This brought the name in line with the other Continental Unions.
As of December 2017, FIM Europe has 47 National Federations (FMNs) and 6 Regional Motorcycling Associations as members.
European Championships by FIM Europe
|Current holder||Next||Held every|
|Speedway||European Pairs Speedway Championship||National Pairs||2004||Czech Republic (2009)||2010||One year|
|Individual Speedway European Championship||Individuals||2001||Renat Gafurov (2009)||2010||One year|
|Individual Speedway Junior European Championship (U-19)||Individuals||1998||Przemysław Pawlicki (2009)||2010||One year|
|Team Speedway Junior European Championship (U-19)||National Teams||2008||Poland (2009)||2010||One year|
|European Speedway Club Champions' Cup||Clubs||1998||Kaskad Rivne (2009)||2010||One year|
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- "UEM Extraordinary General Assembly in Monaco". Fim Europe. 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
- "At A Glance". Fim Europe. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
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