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 2023

The next edition of the World Archery Congress is scheduled to take place on 27-28 July 2023, alongside the upcoming Hyundai World Archery Championships in Berlin, Germany.

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. 28 January 2023
Deadline for motions and proposals from member associations, continental associations, the president and executive board.* 27 February 2023
Deadline for motions and proposals from permanent committees.* 27 February 2023
Deadline for committees’ recommendations on motions and proposals.* 29 March 2023
Distribution of motions and proposals to all member associations, continental associations and members of the executive board. 13 April 2023
Deadline for submission of amendments. 28 April 2023
Deadline for nominations.* 28 April 2023
Second round of nominations for positions with insufficient candidatures and validation of all candidatures by the electoral board. 29 April – 28 May 2023

Distribution of the following to all member 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
28 May 2023
Publication of the official list of candidatures. 17 June 2023
Deadline for proxies to be sent to the World Archery office. 27 June 2023
Congress registration deadline. 6 July 2023
Publication of the list of voting delegates and vote weighting following validation by the electoral board. 15 July 2023

*Sent to secretary general.