Since September 2023, the GAMES project, its relevance, and outputs have been not only disseminated across the Olympic movement but also at the EU-institutional level and beyond by the GAMES consortium. Let´s discover together the different events that recently took place within GAMES´ framework!
Gender Equality Roundtable. On September 26, the EOC EU Office hosted an online roundtable discussion on gender equality in sport, during which the EOC EU Office delivered a comprehensive overview of a concrete initiative to promote and increase gender equality in leadership positions in sports organizations. The event featured also the Spanish Presidency (Bárbara Fuertes Gonzalez) and the Chair of the EOC Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commission (Annamarie Phelps). The invited speakers showcased concrete strategies and action to increase gender equality at the sports institutional level issue and gave the audience insights into how EU institutions, and the European Olympic Movement, complement each other while having concrete implementation through EU-funding projects such as GAMES.
52nd EOC General Assembly. At the 52nd European Olympic Committees' General Assembly in Istanbul on the 6th and 7th of October, the Chair of the EOC Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commission (Annamarie Phelps) showcased the GAMES project to encourage other NOCs to adopt gender equality-focused measures and increase the number of women in leadership positions. Besides, the NOC's National Action Plans were showcased to European representatives from the Olympic movement.
ANOCA Forum on Gender Equality. The Olympic Committee of North Macedonia presented its accomplishments in promoting gender equality, notably its National Action Plan, at the ANOCA Forum on Gender Equality in Sal, Cape Verde The forum was an excellent platform for the sharing of ideas and best practices for achieving gender equality in sports.
EU Sports Congress. The GAMES project was presented at the inaugural EU & Sport Congress in Gijon, Spain which included sports organization administrators from various backgrounds, university representatives, lawmakers, athletes, and others. In this context, the GAMES project was praised for its significant results, including the national action plan for gender equality and the development of gender diversity in senior roles within NOCs.
“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”.