European Olympic Committees (EOC)
The European Olympic Committees (EOC) is the umbrella organisation of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in Europe, based in Rome. The task of the EOC is to communicate between the NOCs and to represent the interests of the EOC towards the IOC and the international and European sports federations.
The EOC also supports the organisation of the European Games, the Games of the Small States of Europe and the European Youth Olympic Games (EYOF). The EOC currently has 50 members. The current President is Spyros Capralos from Greece.
The EOA and the EOC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
International Olympic Academy (IOA)
Throughout the years, the IOA has been trying to enforce the educational dynamic of the National Olympic Academies, worldwide, working closely with Academies established at a national level, as well as supporting the creation of Associations which will operate at a regional level, since the spread of Olympic Education, through such forms, following common cultural, historical and social structures, will lead to more efficient outcomes.
The European Olympic Association has been established, under the aegis of the IOA, in the core of the Olympic Movement, the continent of Europe, which is considered to be the birthplace of the modern Olympic heritage from the beginning of 19th century, since the Idea of the renovation of the Olympic Games was born in Europe and gradually expanded to all the parts of the world. This new European identity of NOAs highlights this legacy, and the IOA will sustain and preserve its role aiming towards the cultivation of Olympic culture to the youth of the European society.
International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE/CIEPSS)
Founded in 1958, ICSSPE performs as a global network of governmental and non-governmental organisations, which jointly generate and promote evidence-based developments in and through sport, physical education and physical activity.
Abiding by the principles of Inclusion, Reliability, Cooperation and Equality, ICSSPE capitalises on research to enhance physical activity and sport, educates for improved quality of life and health for all people, and promotes policies for active lifestyles, human performance and good governance in physical activity and sport.
The EOA has been a member of ICSSPE since 2021. In addition to formal partnerships with international actors, ICSSPE’s membership includes major organisations with specific expertise in areas such as good governance, inclusion and equity, integrity and sustainability, education, sports medicine and physiology, psycho-social perspectives, high performance and grassroots sport, as well as physical activity. To develop solutions for the challenges that sport, sport science and physical education face, ICSSPE merges forces and creates concerted actions across sectors and scientific disciplines. Various publications and multiplier events help to spread knowledge and expertise across the globe.
European Fair Play Movement (EFPM)
The European Fair Play Movement (EFPM) is a non-governmental Association joined by the National Fair Play Organisations of European countries. Its primary aim is the promotion of the ethical values of sports in the broadest sense, in sports activities and daily life at the European level.
The EOA and the EFPM have declared a close partnership in matters of sports, tolerance and fair play. This cooperation was fixed in a Memorandum of Understanding.