During the ICF Congress 2018 in Budapest Mr. Danilo Barmaz, President of the WRF, and Mr. Jean Zoungrana, President of the Fédération Francaise de Canoe Kayak signed the the Memorandum of Understanding: WRF and
FFCK will cooperate through a common line towards programs and activities with the aim of enlarging the number of people practicing the paddle
sport, cooperating on the Training Programme for Raft Guide & Coaches.
The parties, in fact, recognize the concept of sustainability as a key for the future of the paddle sport.
Many whitewater rivers and venues that are potential sites for international competitions are settled in France, especially the stadium of l'Argentière la Bessée, where Danilo Barmaz, monsieur le Marie Patrick Vigne, monsieur Bruno Carlier (Président du comité régional canoë kayak region Paca) and mondsieur Didier Lafay (Directeur du centre de formation canoë kayak region Paca) had the first meeting a month ago.
"We are honored to collaborate with FFCK: this MoU is an another big step for our movement" said Danilo Barmaz.