Central and Eastern Europe Step Up in European Game Politics

The General Assembly of the European Game Developers Federation (EGDF) took place during Gamescom 2018. The federation continued its expansion in Central-Eastern Europe by accepting the Czech Game Developer Association as a new member (GDACZ).

The current president Hendrik Lesser (German Game Industry Association – game) has been confirmed for a new term. In recent years both Poland and Romania have reinforced their position as hotspots of the European games industry. This is development is reflected in the EGDF board. Andreea Medvedovici-Per (Romanian Game Developers Association – RGDA) takes the role of Vice-President and Stan Just (Polish Game Association- PGA) starts as a board member. Guillaume de Fondaumieré (French Video Game Trade Association-SNJV) and KooPee Hiltunen (Finish Game Developers Association -Suomen pelinkehittäjät ry) continue to serve another term as board members.

“When I was elected for my first term as president of the EGDF, I got a strong mandate to start expanding the association to Eastern Europe. To me it is important that the positions of the EGDF reflect the whole European game developer community. I am happy that we have quickly succeeded in making the EGDF a much more diverse organisation. With members from all across the continent united our next goal is to craft a joint vision for the future of the whole industry.”, comments Hendrik Lesser, EGDF President.

Andreea Medvedovici-Per, the new Vice-President of the EGDF continues: “This new mandate honours me and obliges me to work even harder to service our industry. Together with the new elected board we will make sure the voice of the game developers industry is heard at a European level and our influence brings tangible added value through our member associations at a national level.”

The mandate of the new board is valid for the next two years. During this time the EGDF will continue to fight for a coherent regulatory framework for Europe’s data driven artistic content and enable public funding for the industry on both the European and the national level. With a larger member base than ever before the EGDF will ensure that the voice of every European developer is heard in this push for a more sustainable economy throughout the Union.

For more information, please contact:
Jari-Pekka Kaleva COO, European Games Developer Federation (EGDF)
+358 40 716 3640 | jari-pekka.kaleva@egdf.eu | www: www.egdf.eu