In occasion of the SportAccord IF Forum, that took place on November 9-11, 2016 in Lausanne, the ISF President, Mr. Laurent Petrynka, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the President of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF), Leho Haldna.
As a multi-sport federation, the ISF is seeking an enhanced cooperation with International Sport Federations (IFs): the signature of the IOF MoU has to be seen under this light.
The agreement between the ISF and the IOF entails cooperation in the development of the sport of orienteering among the youth. It focuses the attention on two main aspects: firstly, on the relevance of the educational element of youth sport; secondly, on the importance of the cooperation between the two federations in terms of harmonisation of the international calendar and organisation of events.
In this respect, the first occasion that will see the fruits of this new cooperation will certainly be the Orienteering World School Championship taking place in Palermo, Italy, on 22-28 April, 2017.