• Preparations for the EOA Congress Olympia 2024 are in full swing

    Preparations for the EOA Congress Olympia 2024 are in full swing

    Anticipation is building for this year’s EOA Congress, which will take place from 24 to 28 September at the premises of the International Olympic Academy (IOA) in Ancient Olympia. The hosts, the Hellenic Olympic Academy (HOA) and the co-host IOA, are eagerly preparing for the event. In April, EOA President Manfred Laemmer met with HOA…



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  • Placing the athlete at the centre of Olympic education: Take-aways from the International Session for NOAs in Olympia
    Placing the athlete at the centre of Olympic education: Take-aways from the International Session for NOAs in Olympia

    The 17th International Session for NOAs and NOCs Delegates of the International Olympic Academy took place in Ancient Olympia, Greece, from 13-20 May 2024. The theme was “The athlete in society” and brought the NOAs a lively exchange on the role of the athlete in the Olympic Movement and as facilitators for Olympic Education. The…

  • Discussing Athletes’ Social Protection: Insights from the SOPROS Conference in Cologne
    Discussing Athletes’ Social Protection: Insights from the SOPROS Conference in Cologne

    The first SOPROS conference held on April 8th, 2024 in Cologne marked a milestone for the Erasmus+ project, focusing on athletes’ social protection. The event convened stakeholders from politics, sports, and academia to present various approaches and deliberate on the future need for a holistic approach of athletes’ social protection in Europe. The SOPROS project…

  • Albanian Olympic Academy kicks off the 2024 Olympic Year with lively school event
    Albanian Olympic Academy kicks off the 2024 Olympic Year with lively school event

    The Albanian Olympic Academy has started the 2024 Olympic year with full vigour. In collaboration with the Albanian National Olympic Committee, they launched in February a project to promote the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.   The project aims to familiarise pupils in Albania with the Olympic Movement by educating them about the ideas and…

  • The Olympic Committee of Israel celebrates International Women’s Day as a sign of female leadership in all arenas
    The Olympic Committee of Israel celebrates International Women’s Day as a sign of female leadership in all arenas

    The Olympic Committee of Israel marked International Women’s Day at a joint conference with the Ministry of Sports held at Intel Israel. During the event significant women from various disciplines participated in the presence of the NOC President Yael Arad and the CEO Gili Lustig, alongside 150 female athletes, coaches, managers, directors and partners from…

  • Georgian Olympic Academy joins the EOA
    Georgian Olympic Academy joins the EOA

    The EOA is pleased to announce that the Georgian Olympic Academy was accepted as the 35th member in March 2024. The NOA of Georgia is already a familiar name to EOA members thanks to its attendance at the Second Conference for European NOAs in Baku in 2015 and its involvement in many IOA Sessions. The…

  • Hungarian Olympic Committee and University of Sports Science Launch Olympic Values Education Programme to Inspire Students Across the Country
    Hungarian Olympic Committee and University of Sports Science Launch Olympic Values Education Programme to Inspire Students Across the Country

    As a result of collaboration between the Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) and the Hungarian University of Sports Science (TF) the Olympic Values School Programme (Olympic Values Education Programme – OVEP) has been launched in Hungary. In a first round of 14 sessions, a total of 336 teachers will be trained, enabling more than 200 schools…

  • International Olympic Value Education Programme Training Course in Vilnius
    International Olympic Value Education Programme Training Course in Vilnius

    From 30th January to 3rd February, the international training course “Tools and methodologies for Olympic value education” took place in Vilnius, Lithuania. The participants, aged between 22 and 30, came from 20 different countries and thus reflected the cultural diversity of Europe. Throughout the intensive five-day program, the training aimed to develop a network of…

  • BESST publishes conceptual framework of transgressive behaviour
    BESST publishes conceptual framework of transgressive behaviour

    The BESST project team published a report as part of its task to develop a single definition of abuse and harassment and unifying speech and debate on the subject throughout Europe by considering current documents and academic literature on the topic. You can download the report below: Summary European citizens’ engagement in physical activities and…

  • ANOF hosted Executive Board Meeting in Paris
    ANOF hosted Executive Board Meeting in Paris

    On January 23/24, just under 200 days before the start of the Olympic Games, the EOA Executive Board met in the French capital at the invitation of the National Olympic Academy of France (ANOF). In the Maison du Sport Français, they discussed and set the schedule of activities for the next two years. Among other…

  • Hellenic Olympic Academy invites European NOAs to Ancient Olympia
    Hellenic Olympic Academy invites European NOAs to Ancient Olympia

    The next EOA Congress will take place in Olympia, Greece, from 24-28 September 2024. The decision on the location was already made in dialogue with the Hellenic Olympic Academy (HOA) and the International Olympic Academy (IOA) during the last Congress. At its meeting in Paris, the EOA Executive Board has fixed the date and send…

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