The Mid-term conference of the GAMES project will be hosted by the Hellenic Olympic Committee in Athens on the 23rd of May 2023 from 13.00h to 18.00h (CEST).

The GAMES’ Mid-term conference is expected to present different strategies and steps that can be taken with regard to gender equality in sport leadership whilst showcasing the main activities and deliverables produced within the framework of the project. Hence, it aspires to promote a better understanding of common challenges and relevant actions to successfully promote gender equality in leadership positions among European NOCs and federations.

Please kindly complete the Registration Form should you wish to attend online GAMES Mid-term conference: https://tinyurl.com/rhhns7vn


Notably, the GAMES’ Mid-term conference is expected to include keynote speakers among which:

Mr. Spyros Capralos - President of the European Olympic Committee – is going to open the conference with key remarks.

Ms. AnnaMarie Phelps – Chair of the EOC Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Commission – is going to present the GEDI Commission, its activities and the 2023-2030 recommendations for European NOCs.

Mr. Rowland Jack – I Trust Sport – is going to provide an overview of the main results/outputs of the “Baseline study on gender equality among partners NOCs and major NFs” carried out in the project’s framework.

Ms. Emerita Prof. Kari Fasting – Equal Rights in Sport – is going to showcase the relevance of gender equality in sport leadership.

Besides, a panel discussion including representatives from 8 European NOCs (Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, North Macedonia and Turkey) is expected to provide valuable insights on the main achievements and challenges encountered by European NOCs which are developing/implementing National Action Plans to encourage gender equality in leadership positions.

Background information on GAMES project.

The GAMES project is a 24-month project co-funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Sport Programme 2021 and coordinated by the EOC EU Office. It promotes integrity and good governance in sports by advocating for structural and cultural changes regarding gender equality in leadership and decision-making positions among NOCs and their member federations. The EOC EU Office is implementing 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 in Sports and I TRUST Sport. Furthermore, the GAMES project is supported by the International Olympic Committee. 

Stay tuned with the progress of the project via the GAMES website and the Twitter account!



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2023 Olympic Solidarity and NOC Services Annual Report (https://shorturl.at/TQRx1) mentions #GAMES and its value in supporting @teambelgium in setting up a National Action Plan and a Gender Equality Commission to boost gender equality and women’s participation in sports”

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