The memorandum of understanding, which has been signed by WADA Director General Olivier Niggli and CEADO Chairman Michael Cepic, requires the two organizations to meet regularly and, as necessary, discuss areas of collaboration that are of a mutual interest.
The EERADO project is of particular importance this year as this Regional Anti-Doping Organization is set to disband at the end of 2021 after 13 years of good work. The closure of EERADO comes as its member countries’ NADOs are now in a position to operate independently, allowing WADA to redirect resources to other regions of the world where there is a greater need. This project will enable EERADO members to benefit from ongoing guidance and support as they further develop their national anti-doping programs.
CEADO Chairman, Michael Cepic, said: “The Central European Ant-Doping Organization was founded with the intention of collaborating and sharing experience between its eight members and to work on common projects in various anti-doping areas for the benefit of athletes. We appreciate WADA´s invitation to support Eastern European countries in their common goal to establish independent and World Anti-Doping Code-compliant Anti-Doping Organizations.”