In February 2022, the EOC EU Office received the good news from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission regarding the selection results of the Erasmus+ Sport call 2021.
The EOC EU Office is pleased to announce that its project, named “Guidance to Achieve More Equal leadership in Sport” (GAMES), has been selected for funding in the first edition of the Erasmus+Programme within the new Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.
GAMES is a 24-month project, which aspires to promote good governance in sport, particularly focusing on promoting structural and cultural changes in terms of gender equality in leadership and decision-making positions among partners NOCs.
In this context, GAMES‘s aim is to improve gender equality in the key leadership and decision-making positions of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) by promoting structural changes in their governance, enhancing the understanding on the existing cultural barriers and encouraging the NOCs to work with their member federations to create a sustainable change. Within GAMES, each partner NOC will develop a national strategic action plan with concrete actions to improve gender equality in the leadership of their NOC, as well as to launch the implementation of the action plans – and related activities - at national level. Significantly, GAMES will produce a “Pool of Actions” inclusive of best practices in terms of gender equality in sport with the ultimate aim to further promote concrete knowledge and procedures in the realm of gender equality among all European NOCs.
The EOC EU Office is going to implement the project GAMES together with 8 NOCs (Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, North Macedonia and Turkey) and renowned experts in the field of gender equality and good governance, including Professor Emerita Kari Fasting from Equal Rights and I TRUST Sport. Furthermore, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will also act as a key player in terms of promoting and disseminating the project deliverables across all NOCs worldwide.