Annual Conferences

In 2012, at a conference of European National Olympic Academies, the idea of establishing an association of all European NOAs was presented for the first time. After several years of further conferences, the Association of European Olympic Academies (EOA) was finally founded in 2018 in Ljubljana. More information on the respective conferences before and since the foundation can be found in the following timeline:

October 2012

First Conference of European NOAs in Eltville

The idea to found the Association of European Olympic Academies was first presented in 2012 during a conference of NOAs in Europe in Eltville (GER), initiated and organized by the German Olympic Academy.

October 2012
October 2015

Second Conference of European NOAs in Baku

Preparations were made and further coordination between NOAs in Europe was achieved during the 2nd Conference in Baku (AZE) in 2015.

October 2015
June 2017

Third Conference of NOAs in Albena

A declaration on the EOA was released during the 3rd conference in Albena (BUL) in 2017.

June 2017
September 2018

Foundation of the EOA and First EOA General Assembly in Ljubljana

In Ljubljana, delegates of 23 European NOAs approved the statutes of the EOA in the First General Assembly of the EOA. Prof Manfred Laemmer, Deputy Chairman of the German Olympic Academy, was elected first President of the Association.

September 2018
November 2019

Second EOA General Assembly in Nicosia

One of the main objectives of the General Assembly was to establish the Commissions: the Communication Commission, Development and Cooperation Commission, Olympic Education Commission and Olympic Heritage Commission.

November 2019
January 2021

Third EOA General Assembly – Online

The General Assembly convened online in January 2021 to elect a Good Governance Officer, accept new members and report on projects and activities.

January 2021
April 2022

Fourth EOA General Assembly in Sochi – POSTPONED

The Fourth General Assembly in Sochi (scheduled October 2021) was postponed to 2022 due to the ongoing corona pandemic.

April 2022