They are there to visit the venues in which their athletes will compete this Summer and to see first hand the services and facilities that will be provided by the Organising Committee. The managers will also be brought right up to date by Martin Burke following the Chefs de Mission seminar over the weekend which he attended.
The Organising Committee have the job well in hand, as evidenced by the lack of questions at the Q&A session at the end of the seminar. The Chief Organiser Pirjo Puskala is a veteran of Many EYOF and has put her experience to good use in Tampere. Venues are all of international standard and the accommodation is perhaps the best provided at an EYOF. The European Technical Delegates from each sport on the programme were also impressed with the professionalism of the organisation at this stage.