During its previous meetings, the FIA General Assembly comprising member countries of the FÃ©dÃ©ration, voted to include a new structure in its statutes: a world-wide FIA Academy. The aim of this new body is to develop important projects which...
During its previous meetings, the FIA General Assembly comprising member countries of the Fédération, voted to include a new structure in its statutes: a world-wide FIA Academy. The aim of this new body is to develop important projects which will stimulate research and will create the necessary framework for the good of mankind to improve the environment.
In addition to its current work with international bodies such as the United Nations, the FIA, with its millions of members world-wide, seeks to increase the ways in which it can help reduce the number of road fatalities, and to propose solutions at the close of 2002 for the hundreds of millions of vehicles on the roads today.
The FIA Academy will award two prizes each year:
*The Automobile World Prize will be awarded to an individual or organisation that has made an exceptional or outstanding contribution to the promotion of road safety, the protection of the environment or the development of human mobility.
*The Gold Medal for Motor Sport will be awarded an individual that, either through exceptional success or outstanding effort, has made a substantial contribution to international motor sport.
During the inaugural meeting of the Academy, President Jean-Marie Balestre, Honorary President of the FIA, was unanimously elected President of the new FIA Academy.