Congress is the governing body of World Archery.

It meets every two years to elect officials, vote on motions to change the rules and receive operations reports. Delegates that attend congress represent the federation’s member associations and are joined by the executive board and representatives from permanent committees.

Continental associations, associate international federations and associate members can also attend but cannot vote at congress.

World Archery was founded at a meeting in Lwow, Poland in 1931, which is now referred to as the first congress. The 50th edition of congress was held in Belek, Turkey in 2013.

Congress is currently held in odd years.

World Archery Congress 2021

The next edition of World Archery Congress is scheduled to take place on 17-18 September 2021, alongside the upcoming Hyundai World Archery Championships in Yankton, USA.

Documents will be added here as they are made available.

The following timeline applies.

Item Date
Distribution of nomination and electoral procedures after validation by the electoral board. 21 March 2021
Deadline for motions and proposals from member associations, continental associations, the president and executive board to be sent to the secretary general. 20 April 2021
Deadline for motions and proposals from permanent committees to be sent to the secretary general. 20 April 2021
Deadline for committees’ recommendations on motions and proposals to be sent to the secretary general. 20 May 2021
Distribution of motions and proposals to all member associations, continental associations and members of the executive board. 4 June 2021
Deadline for submission of amendments. 19 June 2021
Deadline for nominations to be sent to the secretary general. 19 June 2021
Second round of nominations for positions without sufficient candidatures and validation of all candidatures by the electoral board. 25 June – 24 July 2021

Distribution of the following to all members associations, the executive board, honorary officers, the board of justice and ethics, and permanent committees:

  • Congress agenda
  • Finance and audit board’s report, audited income and expenditure account and balance sheet, financial programmes and the auditor’s report
  • Annual  report, including World Archery goals
  • Motions, proposals and amendments, including comments by the relevant committees
  • Permanent committees’ reports
19 July 2021
Publication of the official list of candidatures. 8 August 2021
Deadline for official proxies to be sent to the World Archery office. 18 August 2021
Deadline for member associations to appeal the maximum votes calculation. 18 August 2021
Congress registration deadline. 27 August 2021
Publication of the list of voting delegates with the number of votes following validation by the electoral board. 1 September 2021