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Date and place of the next EOA Congress determined

The Fifth EOA Congress (formerly “EOA General Assembly & Conference”) will take place between November 21-24, 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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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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“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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