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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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“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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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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Invitation to EMPLOYS Conference in beautiful Rijeka

The European Olympic Academies is currently collaborating with the German Sport University Cologne on the EMPLOYS Erasmus+ project. The initiative explores employment relations of athletes in Olympic sports and the final aim is to provide policy recommendations to sport governing bodies, national legislators, and the European Union to improve good governance in athletes’ employment relations …

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Members endorse the current course of development

On 21 April 2022, the European Olympic Academies held its Fourth General Assembly. The digital event was attended by approximately 50 representatives, including delegates from 24 EOA members and the EOC, IOA, EFPM, ICSSPE and IOC. The Executive Board and the staff received great encouragement by the members and partners for their work, despite the …

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NOAs of Russia and Belarus temporarily suspended from EOA activities

On Monday, 21 March 2022, the EOA Executive Board decided to suspend the Central Olympic Academy of Russia and the Belarusian Olympic Academy from all EOA activities with immediate effect until further notice. The decision is the EOA’s response to the belligerent behaviour of the Russian and Belarusian governments. The official letter says “We do …

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Liverpool conference yielded valuable learnings for EMPLOYS, ushered in the second phase of the project

On March 16, 2022, the EMPLOYS team held its third conference at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk/Liverpool, UK to discuss the interim results of governing athlete employment relationships with a focus on Northern Europe. The EOA acts as a practice-oriented partner in this Erasmus+ supported programme. After completing the first stage of the project, which …

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General Assembly postponed due to war in Ukraine

Due to the current developments in Ukraine, the EOA Executive Board, after careful consideration, has decided to postpone the Fourth EOA General Assembly, which was scheduled for Friday 25 February 2022, for a temporary delay. Members and Observers were informed by email on Thursday. The Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are in the service …

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