EMPLOYS

Warsaw hosts the fifth EMPLOYS conference to discuss good governance principles in athletes’ employment

The fifth EMPLOYS Multiplier Sport Event was held on June 17th, 2022, in the beautiful and historical city of Warsaw to discuss good governance in the employment relations of athletes in Olympic sports in Europe. Although attendees of the meeting were mostly participating online, the EOA and other delegates showed their support with their on-site …

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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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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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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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Invitation to second EMPLOYS Conference

The Erasmus+ EMPLOYS project hosts the second Multiplier Sport Event on the topic of “Understanding the Employment Relations of Athletes in Olympic Sports in Europe” on Friday, 17 December. Stakeholders from various national sport governing bodies, national legislators and academic experts from all over the continent, including, among others, the NOCs of Portugal and France, …

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EMPLOYS project held first conference to discuss preliminary study results

On 22 October 2021, the first Multiplier Sport Event of EMPLOYS, in which the EOA is involved as a project partner, took place in Cologne, Germany. The objectives of this first public conference were to present the preliminary study findings and discuss them with the participation of athlete representatives and transnational stakeholders. The hybrid conference …

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ERASMUS+ research project EMPLOYS launched with participation of EOA

The EOA recently started to collaborate in a research project entitled “Understanding, Evaluating, and Improving Good Governance in the Employment Relations of Athletes in Olympic Sports in Europe” (EMPLOYS). The project aims to improve good governance in athlete working relationships in Olympic sport through the provision, evaluation and sharing of evidence-based information, practice and recommendations …

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