Badminton Europe
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Formation27 September 1967; 54 years ago (1967-09-27)
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersBrøndby, Denmark
53 member associations
1 associate member
Slovakia Peter Tarcala

Badminton Europe (BE) is the governing body of badminton in Europe. It is one of the five continental bodies under the flag of the Badminton World Federation (BWF). It has 53 member associations and 1 associate member. It was founded on 27 September 1967 in Frankfurt, Germany.[1]

At its annual meeting held on 8 April 2006 the members decided to change the name from European Badminton Union, to Badminton Europe.


No. Years Name
1 1967–1968 Switzerland Hans Peter Kuntz
2 1969–1977 Sweden Stellan Mohlin
3 1977–1982 Netherlands Herman Valken
4 1982–1984 West Germany Heinrich Barge
5 1984–1992 United Kingdom Stan Mitchell
6 1992–2004 Denmark Torsten Berg
7 2004–2010 Denmark Tom Bacher
8 2010–2014 Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer
9 2014–2019 Belgium Gregory Verpoorten[2]
10 2019-present Slovakia Peter Tarcala[3]

Member associations

Associate members


Two events were discontinued, they are:


  1. ^ "Badminton Europe Confederation". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  2. ^ "New President Elected". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  3. ^ Bech, Rasmus. "Peter Tarcala new BEC President". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 28 April 2019.