Soenke Schadwinkel

Date and place of the next EOA Congress determined

The Fifth EOA Congress (formerly “EOA General Assembly & Conference”) will take place on November 23-26, 2022 at the EOA Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. This was decided today at the Executive Board meeting. The event will finally be held face to face again after two digital editions and will feature both the annual General Assembly …

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Reunion in Munich: Wrap-up meeting of the German Olympic Youth Camps

Three months after the end of the Winter Olympics, the participants of the German Olympic Youth Camps (DOJL) Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 met in Munich. Together with the leadership teams, 48 participants looked back on their time together in Frankfurt (DOJL Tokyo) and Bischofsgruen (DOJL Beijing), met Dajana Eitberger, silver medallist in luge at …

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EOA held focus group sessions on the strategic direction of the Association

June 7, 2022, saw NOA delegates convening online in several focus groups to deliberate on how the EOA should move forward in the years to come. Areas of debate covered the scope of activities, the structure and financial setup, a situation analysis and stakeholder management. The members had previously completed a survey, the results of …

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EOA Seminar Klaipeda on 24-26 August: EOA launches a new event series

SAVE THE DATE! The European Olympic Academies is very pleased to announce a new event series called “EOA Seminars”. The first edition will be hosted by the Lithuanian Olympic Academy at the University of Klaipeda on 24-26 August 2022. In this series of regional workshops, experts and NOA delegates explore current issues in the Olympic …

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NOC of Slovenia hosted FB-LS project meeting in Ljubljana

Mid-May saw the project team of the Erasmus+ funded project “Financial and Business Literacy in Sport for Athletes and Coaches” meeting physically for the first time to coordinate and align its tasks. FB-LS is led by NOA of Slovenia, and the EOA collaborates in the project as a partner, especially in the promotion and dissemination …

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Understanding the Olympic Idea and Values as a Challenge and Opportunity: Biebrich Castle Conference in Germany

The 8th Biebricher Schlossgespräch (Biebrich Castle Conference) of the German Olympic Academy (DOA) took place in Wiesbaden on 5 May, 2022. 100 invited guests from sports, politics, business and the media attended the annual event. This year, the focus was placed on the challenges and perspectives of Olympic and Paralympic sports. In addition to the …

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“There is a consensus but tensions prevail.” Takeaways from the EMPLOYS conference in Rijeka

Key stakeholders met in Rijeka in May 2022 to debate Good Governance in the Employment Relations of Elite Athletes in Olympic sports at the fourth EMPLOYS conference. In recent months, the project team had developed a set of athlete-centred principles for good governance on employment relations, grouped into six dimensions, which were now presented and …

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Development & Cooperation Commission plans workshop for EOA strategic plan

As part of the development of a strategic plan, the Development & Cooperation Commission announces an online workshop to be held on 7 June 2022. A survey is currently being conducted on a variety of topics and the results of this quantitative assessment will be analysed and debated at the workshop. In particular, the Commission …

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NOA of Portugal elects new Board of Directors

Following the election held on May 5th, 2022, Mr Tiago Viegas was re-elected President of the Portuguese Olympic Academy (AOP), for the term corresponding to the 32nd Olympiad (until 2025). In this context, the composition of the NOA’s Board of Directors is now as follows: President: Tiago ViegasVice-Presidents: José Esteves and Gustavo MarcosMembers: Marta Lopes …

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EOA adds Kosovo Olympic Academy to its members

Since 2022, the Kosovo Olympic Academy has been a member of the European Olympic Academies. The membership was decided at the Fourth EOA General Assembly on 21 April 2022. Director Fitim Arifi and Coordinator Diellza Kelmendi presented the activities of the Academy. The KOA is part of the newly founded NOC of Kosovo and is …

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